Electricity costs

Jul 28, 2015

Q. Thinking about your electricity bill over the last 12 months, do you think you electricity bill has:

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other
Total decreased 9% 10% 10% 12% 9%
Total increased 51% 58% 51% 46% 48%
Decreased a lot 1% 1% 1% 3% 1%
Decreased a little 8% 9% 9% 9% 8%
Stayed much the same 33% 28% 32% 35% 37%
Increased a little 29% 31% 30% 31% 25%
Increased a lot 22% 27% 21% 15% 23%
Don’t know 7% 4% 7% 8% 6%

51% think their electricity bill over the last 12 months has increased, 33% think it has stayed about the same and 9% think it has decreased.

There were not substantial differences by voting intention or demographics – although Labor voters (58%) were a little more likely to think it had increased.