Household Financial Situation

May 28, 2012

Q. How would you describe the current financial situation of your household?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total satisfactory

43%

53%

39%

49%

Total unsatisfactory

28%

27%

30%

17%

Very satisfactory

7%

12%

3%

15%

Satisfactory

36%

41%

36%

34%

Neither satisfactory nor unsatisfactory

28%

19%

31%

33%

Unsatisfactory

18%

18%

19%

10%

Very unsatisfactory

10%

9%

11%

7%

Don’t know

1%

1%

*

1%

43% consider their current household financial situation to be satisfactory and 28% say it is unsatisfactory. 28% said it was neither.

Those most likely to be satisfied were full-time workers (49%) and those on incomes over $1,600pw (61%).

Those most likely to be dissatisfied were aged 45-54 (38%), not working (34%) and on incomes under $1,000pw (44%).

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More Permanent Jobs

May 21, 2012

Q. Do you think employers should be required to provide more permanent jobs (instead of casual and contract jobs) or is it a matter best left for the employer to decide?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Should be required to provide more permanent jobs

48%

59%

39%

59%

A decision best left to the employer

41%

30%

52%

33%

Don’t know

11%

12%

6%

8%

48% think employers should be required to provider more permanent jobs and 41% think it is a matter best left for the employer to decide.

52% of full-time workers think employers should be required to provide more permanent jobs and 39% think it is a decision best left to the employer.

44% of part-time workers think employers should be required to provide more permanent jobs and 41% think it is a decision best left to the employer.

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