Disability Housing Conference
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  General, Research

Most Stressful Jobs Revealed


Monday, 13th October 2014 at 10:23 am
Xavier Smerdon, Journalist
Legal, social and welfare professionals have one of the most stressful jobs in Australia, along with carers and aid workers, new research has found.

Monday, 13th October 2014
at 10:23 am
Xavier Smerdon, Journalist


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Most Stressful Jobs Revealed
Monday, 13th October 2014 at 10:23 am

Legal, social and welfare professionals have one of the most stressful jobs in Australia, along with carers and aid workers, new research has found.

Coinciding with Mental Health Week, Roy Morgan Research released data on the most stress inducing jobs in the country.

“Affecting almost one quarter of the population (or 4,640,000 people) in the 12 months to June 2014, stress is the most common mental health issue in Australia,” the report said.

According to the report 35 per cent of legal, social and welfare professionals experienced stress in the past year, the third highest amount of any career.

Carers and aides were not far behind with 34.6 per cent experiencing stress while health and welfare support workers had the fifth most stressful jobs with 33.9 per cent finding their jobs stressful.

Professions most likely to have experienced stress in past year

most-stressed-professions

Group Account Director at Roy Morgan Research Angela Smith stress in the workplace was on the rise.

“In the last five years, stress has risen slightly among Australians, with almost one quarter of the population experiencing it in the past year. Among working Aussies, Sales Support Workers reported the highest incidence of stress, ahead of those employed in the Hospitality industry at a non-managerial level,” Smith said.

“People working in the caring professions are also more likely to suffer from stress, which is not surprising given their exposure to people in trying, sometimes tragic circumstances.

“Stress is unpleasant enough in its own right, but of greater concern is the potential impact it can have on our health. Anxiety is also increasing among the population, with some 16 per cent of Australians reporting anxiety, so awareness-raising events like Mental Health Week serve a very important purpose.”

Among the occupations least likely to be affected by stress are Skilled Animal and Horticultural Workers (7.1 per cent), Clerical and Office Support Workers (11.6 per cent) and Storepersons (13.1 per cent), all of whom are even less prone to stress than retirees (14.3%).


Xavier Smerdon  |  Journalist  |  @XavierSmerdon

Xavier Smerdon is a journalist specialising in the Not for Profit sector. He writes breaking and investigative news articles.


Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Therapy Chickens Bring Joy to Aged Care Home

Maggie Coggan

Friday, 15th March 2019 at 4:52 pm

Drugs and Alcohol a Coping Mechanism for Bullied Teens

Maggie Coggan

Monday, 4th March 2019 at 5:02 pm

Government Invests $1.45B into Community Mental Health

Luke Michael

Friday, 18th January 2019 at 4:06 pm

POPULAR

Tech Giant Launches Foundation to Tackle Indigenous Disadvantage

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 5th March 2019 at 5:09 pm

Cafe Roasted for ‘Appalling’ Sign Mocking Disability Abuse

Luke Michael

Thursday, 7th March 2019 at 5:18 pm

Concerns Raised Over Government’s Domestic Violence Plan

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 6th March 2019 at 5:23 pm

The NDIS is Not Medicare

Fran Connelley

Tuesday, 5th March 2019 at 8:31 am

Disability Housing Conference
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!