Importance of car manufacturing

Oct 1, 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

 

Jun 2013

Total important

58%

63%

59%

45%

52%

Total not important

30%

26%

33%

33%

35%

Very important

24%

31%

22%

12%

19%

Somewhat important

34%

32%

37%

33%

33%

Not very important

18%

16%

19%

21%

24%

Not at all important

12%

10%

14%

11%

11%

Don’t know

12%

12%

8%

24%

12%

58% 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. 30% think it is not very or not at all important. This represents a significant increase in “importance” since this question was previously asked in June.

Those most likely to think it was important were Labor voters (63%) and people on incomes under $1,000pw (65%).

33% of Liberal/National voters, 33% of Greens voters and 38% of people with university degrees thought it not important.