Last 12 months

Dec 9, 2014

Q. Thinking about the last 12 months, has it been a good or bad year for each of the following?

 

Total good

Total poor

Net score

 

Very good

Good

Neither good nor poor

Poor

Very poor

Don’t know

 

Net score Dec 2013

The Australian economy

20%

33%

-13

1%

19%

39%

26%

7%

7%

-13

Australian politics in general

12%

65%

-53

1%

11%

25%

32%

23%

7%

-62

Large companies and corporations

30%

16%

+14

6%

24%

38%

12%

4%

16%

-9

Small business

13%

41%

-28

1%

12%

32%

33%

8%

14%

-45

Trade unions

11%

29%

-18

2%

9%

38%

20%

9%

23%

-25

The average Australian

17%

40%

-23

1%

16%

36%

28%

12%

7%

-22

Your personal financial situation

23%

34%

-11

2%

21%

39%

22%

12%

4%

-8

Your workplace (employees only)

26%

31%

-5

2%

24%

38%

24%

7%

4%

+8

You and your family overall

29%

26%

+3

3%

26%

41%

19%

7%

5%

+18

Respondents believed that this year has been a poor for all groups except large companies and corporations (+14) and you and your family overall (+3). It was considered a particularly bad year for Australian politics in general (-53), small business (-28) and the average Australian (-23).

Relative to 2013 (as measured in December last year), this year was considered better for politics in general (up 9), large corporations and businesses (up 23) and small businesses (up 17) but worse for their workplace (down 13) and you and your family overall (down 15).

The Past Year – Personal

Dec 13, 2010

 Q. Has it been a good or bad year for each of the following?

  Total good Total bad Very good Good Neither good nor bad Bad Very bad Don’t know
Your personal financial situation 28% 28% 4% 24% 42% 21% 7% 1%
Your workplace * 43% 21% 6% 37% 33% 17% 4% 3%
You and your family overall 43% 19% 7% 36% 36% 14% 5% 2%

* based on working people

Respondents were evenly divided over whether it has been a good or bad year financially. Those most likely to say it was a good year were full-time workers (37% good/20% bad), aged under 35 (37%/23%) and incomes over $1,600pw (42%/20%).

 Respondents were more positive about their workplace (43%/21%) and overall for themselves and their family (43%/19%). Younger respondents were a little more positive about themselves and their family– those aged under 35 split 50% good/13% bad. Comments »