Major spending in last 12 months

Apr 8, 2013

Q. In the last 12 months have you -

 

28 May 12

Total

8 Apr 13

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Financial situation satisfactory

Neither satisfactory nor un-
satisfactory

Financial situation un-
satisfactory

Bought a house or other property

10%

10%

11%

11%

11%

13%

7%

5%

Bought a new car

12%

12%

10%

15%

12%

17%

10%

5%

Bought a used car

17%

13%

14%

13%

12%

14%

11%

13%

Renovated your current home

17%

16%

17%

16%

18%

22%

13%

6%

Purchased a major household item (stove, TV, Fridge, furniture etc.)

39%

40%

42%

41%

49%

47%

36%

30%

Taken an overseas holiday

30%

34%

29%

35%

39%

44%

24%

21%

Taken an Australian holiday

45%

46%

41%

49%

52%

56%

39%

28%

Paid private school fees

12%

11%

9%

15%

6%

11%

14%

12%

Bought shares

13%

12%

10%

14%

16%

17%

8%

3%

The most common major spending items over the last 12 months were holidays in Australia (46%), purchase of major household item (40%) and overseas holidays (34%). Spending results were similar to those recorded last May.

Spending rate of those who consider their financial situation unsatisfactory was about half that of those who were satisfied for most items. Whereas taking an Australian holidays was the most common item of major spending for those satisfied (56%) and the neither group (39%), those who were dissatisfied were more likely to have purchased a major household item (30%).