Australia Day

Jan 29, 2013

Q. Saturday 26th January is Australia Day with the public holiday on the Monday. Will you personally be doing anything to celebrate Australia Day or do you treat it as just a public holiday?

 

18 Jan 10

Total

29 Jan 13

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Doing something to celebrate Australia Day

40%

41%

43%

44%

27%

45%

38%

39%

Just a public holiday

40%

43%

41%

41%

61%

38%

46%

44%

Working – don’t get the Australia Day holiday

6%

7%

7%

8%

2%

8%

8%

6%

Don’t know

14%

9%

9%

7%

10%

8%

8%

12%

41% of people surveyed said they will be doing something to celebrate Australia Day, 43% treat Australia Day as just a public holiday and 7% are working because they don’t get the Australia Day holiday. These are similar results to the last time this question was asked three years ago.

Females were more likely to indicate they will be doing something to celebrate Australia Day (45%) while males were more likely to think it is just a public holiday (45%).

18-34 year olds were more likely than those in other age groups to be doing something to celebrate Australia Day (45%).