Job satisfaction

Since 2006, the Health, Work and Retirement survey has intermittently assessed single-item indicators of job stress, satisfaction, work involvement, career satisfaction, and work-family conflict among older employees.

Select the outcome you'd like to explore from the drop-down menu below to view a summary of responses to each question in the sample overall. Use the category buttons to break down ratings for each item by demographic group.

Note. Occupations are reported against the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupation categories: Labourer (e.g., cleaner, food packer, farm worker); Machinery operator/driver (e.g., machine operator, store person); Technician/trades worker (e.g., engineer, carpenter, hairdresser); Sales worker (e.g., insurance agent, sales assistant, cashier); Clerical/administrative worker (e.g., administrator, personal assistant); Community or personal service worker (e.g., teacher’s aide, armed forces, hospitality worker, carer); Professional (e.g., accountant, doctor, nurse, teacher); Manager (e.g., general manager, farm manager), or; Other (not specified).