Top three economic issues

Nov 27, 2017

Q. And which of these would be your top three concerns?

  Total

 

  1st 2nd 3rd
Energy prices 55%   24% 19% 12%
Affordability of housing 37%   15% 12% 10%
Food prices and inflation generally 34%   8% 12% 14%
Petrol prices 29%   11% 11% 7%
Unemployment 20%   7% 7% 6%
The age pension 17%   7% 4% 6%
Improving wages for low income earners 15%   4% 5% 6%
Personal income tax rates 14%   4% 5% 5%
Jobs going overseas 13%   3% 5% 5%
Not enough superannuation 13%   3% 4% 6%
Interest rates 11%   3% 4% 4%
Excessive executive salaries 11%   3% 4% 4%
Government debt 11%   3% 3% 5%
Cuts in penalty rates 6%   2% 1% 3%
Not enough regulation of banks 6%   1% 2% 3%
Not enough regulation of large corporations 6%   1% 2% 3%

 

Top economic issues were very similar to the rankings of issues of concern.

 

The main issues mentioned were energy prices (55%), housing affordability (37%) and food prices and inflation generally (34%).

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