Essential Report

Economic Conditions in Australia

Sep 15, 2015

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   Oct 2010 Oct 2011 August
2012
Jan
2013
Sept 2013
Get Better 16% 15% 23% 8% 10% 40% 16% 22% 29% 38%
Get Worse 59% 67% 51% 69% 58% 30% 58% 45% 37% 33%
Get a lot better 3% 2% 4% 1% 1% 6% 2% 3% 4% 7%
Get a little better 13% 13% 19% 7% 9% 34% 14% 19% 25% 31%
Get a little worse 39% 44% 36% 44% 36% 20% 41% 30% 28% 23%
Get a lot worse 20% 23% 15% 25% 22% 10% 17% 15% 9% 10%
Stay much the same 18% 12% 22% 14% 26% 24% 22% 27% 27% 19%
No opinion 7% 4% 4% 9% 5% 6% 4% 6% 6% 10% 

Just 16% of Australians believe that over the next 12 months, economic conditions in Australia will get better. Over half (59%) believe they will get worse.

Labor (67%) and Greens (69%) voters were more likely than Coalition voters (51%) to think that economic conditions in Australia would get worse over the next 12 months.

Since the first time this question was asked in September 2013, the percentage of Australians who believe economic conditions will get worse has risen from 33% to 59%.

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