Casuals face stress: survey

JOB insecurity creating financial stresses for households is no surprise as Australia's workforce increases casualisation, the ACTU says.

People with full-time jobs reported higher levels of financial comfort while casual, part-time and self-employed workers reported the lowest levels of comfort, according to a bank survey.

''It didn't come as a significant surprise the relationship between the high level of discomfort and those employed in precarious employment,'' ACTU secretary Dave Oliver said.

The survey found the greatest financial worry of households with low financial comfort levels was the lack of a savings buffer, living costs and making ends meet. The survey was of 1475 adult Australians in October 2011 and June 2012.