Australia Day

Feb 5, 2019

Q. Will you personally be doing anything to celebrate Australia Day or do you treat it as just a public holiday?

Total Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+ Jan ‘17 Jan ‘16 Jan ‘15
Doing something to celebrate Australia Day 40% 45% 38% 38% 34% 38% 40%
Just a public holiday 45% 43% 49% 44% 46% 44% 41%
Working – I don’t get the Australia Day holiday 6% 7% 5% 5% 5% 6% 7%
Don’t know 9% 5% 8% 13% 15% 12% 12%

40% said they will be doing something to celebrate Australia Day, 45% treat Australia Day as just a public holiday and 6% are working because they don’t get the Australia Day holiday.

People aged 18-34 were most likely to be engaging in specific celebrations to mark the National Day (45%).