Hard to switch off work for many Australians working from home

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 6-May-20

A majority of employed Australians who do at least some work from home, whether paid or unpaid ‘find it difficult to switch off from work’, according to new research conducted by Roy Morgan in the lead-up to COVID-19 forced shutdowns. Over 10.5 million working Australians (68%) report being forced into an employment change because of COVID-19 and a large number have been forced to ‘work from home’. Some 52% of those who do at least some paid work from home, and 55% who do some unpaid work from home say they ‘find it difficult to switch off from work’. However, only 39% of all employed Australians ‘find it difficult to switch off from work’, as do only 35% of Australians who do no work from home. The self-employed are somewhere between, with those who do some work from home (43%) more likely than those who do no work from home (38%) to agree they ‘find it difficult to switch off from work’. These findings come from the Roy Morgan Single Source survey, Australia’s most comprehensive and trusted consumer survey.

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Women earning more, but have the stress to match

Original article by Rebecca Urban, Victoria Laurie
The Australian – Page: 5 : 30-Jul-19

The proportion of women in employment rose to 71 per cent in 2017, which is the highest level since the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey began in 2001. The survey also shows that 39 per cent of women in the workforce have full-time jobs, and their average salary has increased by 24 per cent since 2001. In contrast, the average salary of full-time male employees has risen by 21 per cent. Meanwhile, the average work-family conflict score for working mothers has risen since 2001, while there has been a slight fall in the average score for working fathers.

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