Essential Report

Economic Conditions in Australia

Jul 19, 2016

Q. Over the next 12 months do you think economic conditions in Australia will get better, get worse or stay much the same?

  Total

 

  Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Dec 2008 Oct 2009 Oct 2010 Oct 2011 Aug

2012

Sep

2013

Sep 2015
Get Better 27%   21% 41% 18% 15%   21% 66% 40% 16% 22% 38% 16%
Get Worse 41%   50% 26% 48% 55%   61% 15% 30% 58% 45% 33% 59%
Get a lot better 4% 2% 7% 1% 2% 8% 6% 2% 3% 7% 3%
Get a little better 23% 19% 34% 18% 14% 19% 58% 34% 14% 19% 31% 13%
Get a little worse 30% 34% 25% 38% 33% 45% 11% 20% 41% 30% 23% 39%
Get a lot worse 11% 16% 1% 10% 22% 16% 4% 10% 17% 15% 10% 20%
Stay much the same 25% 25% 27% 27% 24% 13% 15% 24% 22% 27% 19% 18%
No opinion 7% 3% 5% 7% 6% 5% 4% 6% 4% 6% 10% 7%

 27% of Australians believe that over the next 12 months, economic conditions in Australia will get better and 41% believe they will get worse.

Labor (50%) and Greens (48%) voters were more likely than Coalition voters (26%) to think that economic conditions in Australia would get worse over the next 12 months.

Since the last time this question was asked in September 2015, the percentage of Australians who believe economic conditions will get better has risen from 16% to 27%.

COVID-19 RESEARCH

Read Essential's ongoing research on the public response to Covid-19.

Sign up for updates

Receive the Essential Report in your inbox.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.