Personal Effect of Mining Boom

Jun 20, 2011

Q. Do you think the current mining boom in Australia has benefited you personally?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Yes 16% 18% 18% 19%
No 69% 67% 69% 72%
Don’t know 14% 15% 13% 9%

Only 16% agree that they have personally benefited from the mining boom and 69% think they have not benefited.

There was little difference across voter groups.

Those on higher incomes are a little more likely to say they have benefited – 24% of those earning $1,600+ per week compared to 13% of those earning less than $1,000 per week.


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