2016 AusIMM Professional Employment Survey Report

How are minerals professionals faring in today's employment market?

In June 2016, 2472 AusIMM members completed the annual Professional Employment Survey. This survey provides a unique insight into the state of the minerals professional employment market.

KEY FINDINGS

A summary of the 2016 survey results shows:

  • The unemployment rate fell to 14.1 per cent among Australia-based AusIMM members, down from 16.2 per cent in 2015.
  • 5 per cent of AusIMM members experienced voluntary or forced redundancy in 2016, which was slightly lower than the 16.4 per cent reported in 2015.
  • Of those that are unemployed, 42.4 per cent have been unemployed for more than 12 months. This is a significant increase compared to 2015, when 29.6 per cent of respondents had been actively seeking work for more than 12 months.
  • Geoscience was the only discipline to experience increased unemployment in 2016, with the unemployment rate rising marginally from 16.5 per cent in 2015 to 17.1 per cent in 2016.
  • In 2016, 42.7 per cent of mining professionals experienced pressure to work additional hours or unpaid overtime. This represents a year-on-year increase of 5.7 percentage points compared to 2015.

REPORT DOCUMENTS

2015 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT & REMUNERATION SURVEY REPORT

2014 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT & REMUNERATION SURVEY REPORT

Results from the 2014 survey can be viewed here.

2013 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT SURVEY REPORT

Results from the 2013 survey can be viewed here.

FEEDBACK

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