Importance of car manufacturing

Jun 3, 2013

Q. How important is it that Australia has a car manufacturing industry, even if it costs hundreds of millions of dollars each year in Government support and subsidies?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total important

52%

58%

51%

36%

Total not important

35%

31%

40%

46%

Very important

19%

23%

17%

6%

Somewhat important

33%

35%

34%

30%

Not very important

24%

20%

29%

30%

Not at all important

11%

11%

11%

16%

Don’t know

12%

11%

9%

17%

52% think that it is very or somewhat important that Australia has a car manufacturing industry, even if it costs hundreds of millions of dollars each year in Government support and subsidies. 35% think it is not very or not at all important.

Those most likely to think it was important were Labor voters (58%) and people on incomes under $600pw (59%).

40% of Liberal/National voters, 46% of Greens voters and 42% of people on incomes over $1,600pw thought it not important.