Shopping

Jan 16, 2012

Q. Compared to 12 months ago are you shopping more or less at –

Total shopping more Total shopping less Shopping a lot more Shopping a little more Shopping about the same Shopping a little less Shopping a lot less Don’t know
Major retail stores 10% 36% 3% 7% 53% 21% 15% 1%
Major shopping centres 11% 32% 3% 8% 56% 20% 12% 1%
Local shopping centres 18% 20% 4% 14% 61% 14% 6% 1%
On the internet 42% 18% 10% 32% 37% 8% 10% 3%

Overall, respondents say they are shopping less at major retail stores and major shopping centres. Shopping at local centres  remains about the same.

47% of those aged 55+ say they are shopping less at major retail stores. Among those aged under 35, 22% are shopping more at major retail stores and 29% less.

Although 42% say they are shopping more on the internet, 18% say they are shopping less. Among those aged under 35, 56% are shopping more on the internet and 11% less. Those on higher incomes are more likely to be increasing their internet shopping –  50% of those earning $1,000 pw are spending more and only 11% less.