Essential Report

Australia Day

Jan 24, 2017

Q. Thursday 26th January is Australia Day. Will you personally be doing anything to celebrate Australia Day or do you treat it as just a public holiday?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Jan 2010 Jan 2013 Jan 2014 Jan 2015 Jan 2016
Doing something to celebrate Australia Day 34%   35% 38% 26% 33%   40% 41% 37% 40% 38%
Just a public holiday 46%   46% 47% 59% 44%   40% 43% 44% 41% 44%
Working – don’t get the Australia Day holiday 5%   5% 2% 55 8%   6% 7% 7% 7% 6%
Don’t know 15%   14% 13% 11% 16%   14% 9% 11% 12% 12%

 

 

34% said they will be doing something to celebrate Australia Day, 46% treat Australia Day as just a public holiday and 5% are working because they don’t get the Australia Day holiday. This is the lowest proportion celebrating Australia Day over the last 7 years.

 

38% of Liberal/National voters and 41% of those with children say they will be doing something to celebrate Australia Day. 59% of Greens treat it as just another public holiday.

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