Change in gas/electricity costs

Dec 10, 2012

Q. Over the last few years, have your gas and/or electricity costs increased, decreased or stayed much the same?

Total increased

86%

Total decreased

2%

Increased a lot

45%

Increased a moderate amount

26%

Increased a little

15%

Stayed about the same

8%

Decreased a little

1%

Decreased a moderate amount

*

Decreased a lot

1%

Don’t know

5%

86% say their power costs have increased over the last few years including 45% who say their costs have increased a lot.

Those most likely to say their power costs have increased a lot were aged 45-54 (59%) and Liberal/National voters (50%).

There were no substantial differences across income groups.

88% of those with air conditioning or evaporative cooling said their power costs had increased including 47% who said they have increased a lot.

In comparison, 79% of those without air conditioning or evaporative cooling said their power costs had increased including 40% who said they have increased a lot.

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