There are about 23 million Australians.
Only 1.7 million are in a trade union. 1.7 out of 23.
You can find the ABS report here.
In August 2013, the Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership (EEBTUM) survey found there were 10.3 million employees (Table 5). Of these, 69% were full-time employees in their main job.
The key findings were:
- median weekly earnings for employees in their main job was $950 and mean weekly earnings for employees in their main job was $1,141 (Table 6), whereas median weekly earnings for employees in all jobs was $960 and mean weekly earnings in all jobs was $1,156 (Table 2);
- 17% of employees were trade union members in their main job (Table 11);
- 757,100 (7%) of employees were owner managers of incorporated enterprises (OMIEs) (Table 6); and
- 2.3 million (24%) of employees (excluding OMIEs) did not have paid leave entitlements (an indicator of casual employment) in their main job, that is, they were not entitled to either paid sick leave or paid holiday leave in their main job (or did not know if they were entitled) (Table 21).