Half of Australian workers worry about work

Almost half of Australian workers worry about their work and its future, a survey has found.

Professor Peter Gahan and a team of researchers surveyed over 1000 workers across different sectors. 49% of them were concerned about their future at work, but this was lower for those aged over 55, with only 35% worrying about work.

Those aged 25 to 34 reported the highest stress levels at 53%. One-fifth of those surveyed said work interfered with their personal life all or most of the time, while executive and middle-managers reported worrying more than those in non-managerial positions.

Participants flagged a number of areas that could be improved to improve workplaces, including better management and new technology.

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