6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Sep 2019 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY STATISTICS

  • The Industrial Disputes release provides statistics monitoring the level of industrial disputation in Australia.


QUARTERLY ESTIMATES;
  • 43 disputes occurred, one less from the previous quarter.
  • 17,500 employees were involved, a decrease from 20,200 in the previous quarter.
  • 17,800 working days were lost, a slight increase from 17,600 in the previous quarter.
  • More than three in ten (38%) working days lost were in the Education and training; Health care and social assistance industry.
  • More than three in ten (35%) working days lost were in South Australia.


YEAR ENDED ESTIMATES;
  • 163 disputes occurred, 9 less than in the previous year.
  • 82,900 working days were lost, 26% less than the previous year.

Quarter
Year ended
June 2019
September 2019
September 2018
September 2019

Number of disputes
Commenced in period (no.)
34
35
151
154
Total (no.)
44
43
172
163
Employees involved
Newly involved ('000)
18.8
16.8
46.5
69.0
Total ('000)
20.2
17.5
48.9
72.2
Working days lost ('000)
17.6
17.8
111.6
82.9



Graph: Working days lost, Australia

Inquiries

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.