Concern about economic issues

Oct 7, 2014

Q. How concerned are you personally about the following economic issues? 

 

Very concerned

Somewhat concerned

Not so concerned

Not at all concerned

Don’t know

Cost of electricity and gas

57%

28%

12%

2%

2%

Cost of petrol

49%

33%

11%

4%

3%

Cost of food and groceries

45%

37%

13%

3%

2%

Housing affordability

40%

35%

18%

4%

3%

Job security

35%

34%

21%

8%

3%

Wealth disparity

33%

30%

22%

7%

9%

Unemployment

31%

41%

19%

6%

4%

Tax levels

28%

36%

25%

8%

4%

Interest rates

25%

31%

30%

11%

3%

Value of the Australian dollar

22%

31%

34%

8%

5%

The current budget deficit

21%

33%

29%

11%

6%

National debt

21%

33%

30%

11%

5%

Economic issues of most concern were cost of electricity/gas (57% very concerned), cost of petrol (49%), cost of food and groceries (45%) and housing affordability (40%).

68% of those aged 45+ were very concerned about the cost of electricity/gas.

Women were more concerned than men about cost of food and groceries (51% vs 39% very concerned), cost of electricity/gas (62% vs 52%) and cost of petrol (56% vs 43%).

Concern Regarding National Economic Issues

Nov 16, 2009

Q. How concerned are you personally about each of the following economic issues facing Australia today?

The issues that most people are very concerned about include food prices and inflation generally (55%), jobs going overseas (49%) and executive salaries (48%).   A significant number of people are very concerned about petrol and energy prices (45%) and affordability of housing (41%).

Coalition voters were more likely to be very concerned about food prices and inflation generally (60%), jobs going overseas (57%) and Government debt (54%).  Labor voters were more likely to be very concerned about executive wages (54%) and improving wages for low income earners (32%).

Females were more likely than males to be very concerned on most issues, in particular food prices and inflation generally (66% v 45%), improving wages for low income earners (34% v 22%) and unemployment (33% v 25%).

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