Job satisfaction


Theme: Prosperous
Dimension: Broad opportunities for employment and well-paid, secure jobs


Self-reported measure of how workers perceive their job

Why does this matter

Job satisfaction provides a measure of job quality.

Has there been progress

Most employed Australians report being relatively satisfied with their job. The average job satisfaction rating has been relatively stable since 2001, although it has been increasing since 2017.

How does this differ across cohorts

Since 2001, women have had higher average job satisfaction ratings than men – although rates converged around 2020.

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