Essential Report

Own financial situation

May 6, 2014

Q. How would you rate your own personal financial situation currently?

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total Good

29%

24%

37%

29%

21%

Total Poor

26%

32%

17%

34%

37%

Very good

4%

3%

5%

4%

1%

Good

25%

21%

32%

25%

20%

Fair

42%

41%

45%

35%

41%

Poor

17%

18%

12%

27%

26%

Very poor

9%

14%

5%

7%

11%

I’d rather not say

2%

3%

1%

1%

1%

Just 29% of Australians would rate their own current financial situation as ‘good’. 26% would rate it as poor, with the largest proportion rating their current financial situation as ‘fair’ (45%).

Lib/Nat voters (37%) were more likely to rate their current financial situation as good. Labor (24%) and Other (21%) voters were less likely.

Although males and females differed little in the percentage who rated their current financial situation as ‘good’ (29% each), females (29%) were more likely than males (22%) to rate their financial situation as ‘poor’. Males (47%) were more likely than females (38%) to rate their situation as ‘fair’.

Those in QLD (37%) were more likely to rate their situation as ‘good’. Those in NSW (27%) and VIC (26%) were less likely.

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