6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Jun 2019 Quality Declaration 
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JUNE KEY STATISTICS

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

Quarterly Estimates;

  • 44 disputes occurred, no change from the previous quarter.
  • 20,200 employees were involved, an increase from 9,300 in the previous quarter.
  • 17,600 working days were lost, an increase from 16,600 in the previous quarter.
  • More than five in ten (56%) working days lost were in the Construction industry.
  • More than four in ten (44%) working days lost were in Victoria.


Year Ended Estimates;
  • 170 disputes occurred, 6 more than in the previous year.
  • 112,500 working days were lost, 2% more than the previous year.

Quarter
Year ended
March 2019
June 2019
June 2018
June 2019

Number of disputes
Commenced in period (no.)
32
34
147
163
Total (no.)
44
44
164
170
Employees involved
Newly involved ('000)
7.8
18.8
39.2
65.8
Total ('000)
9.3
20.2
41.0
66.0
Working days lost ('000)
16.6
17.6
110.0
112.5

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.