Christmas spending

Dec 3, 2012

Q. Thinking about Christmas spending – compared to last year, do you expect to be spending more on gifts at Christmas, less or much the same?

 

Dec 08

Dec 09

Nov 10

Dec 11

Dec 12

Will spend more

3%

11%

10%

13%

14%

Will be spending less

38%

38%

38%

40%

24%

Spend much the same

55%

47%

48%

44%

58%

Don’t know

5%

4%

5%

3%

3%

14% say they will spend more on gifts at Christmas this year, 24% will spend less and 58% much the same.

Compared to last year, those spending less has declined by 16% and those spending about the same increased 14%.

21% of those aged under 35 say they will spend more, 60% of those aged 35-54 will spend much the same and 69% of those aged 55+ will spend much the same. There is no significant relationship between changes in spending and income.