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Survey of Working Life: March 2008 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  11 December 2008
Highlights
  • 62.7 percent of employed people said they usually work all of their hours between 7am and 7pm, Monday to Friday (standard working times), and 35.3 percent said they did not.
  • 59.2 percent of employed people who worked in the four weeks prior to the interview had done so at a non-standard time at least once during that period.
  • 9.4 percent of employees were temporary employees. Of these, 52.0 percent were classified as casual workers, 24.6 percent as fixed-term workers and 7.3 percent as temporary agency workers.
  • 30.9 percent of employees had undertaken some employer-funded study or training over the last 12 months.
  • Of all employed people, 17.5 percent said they had often or always found work stressful over the last 12 months.
  • Around three-quarters of employed people (75.8 percent) reported being satisfied or very satisfied with their work-life balance.

 

Graph, Percentage Who Worked at a Non-standard Time.

Geoff Bascand 9 December 2008 
Government Statistician  
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