Essential Report

Problems for cities

Apr 24, 2018

Q. Which of the following are the main problems for our major cities? Rank your top 3 from 1 to 3 where 1 = the most important, 2 = second and 3 = third.

  Total   1st 2nd 3rd   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other
Housing affordability pushing people to the fringes of major cities 66%   24% 24% 18%   68% 65% 70% 51%
Lack of government investment in infrastructure like roads and public transport 62%   28% 15% 19%   62% 60% 63% 59%
The lack of employment opportunities in the regions, driving people to the cities 62%   18% 23% 21%   58% 66% 59% 61%
Poor planning that means people live too far from where they work 45%   9% 18% 18%   46% 42% 54% 37%
Excessive levels of immigration 37%   15% 9% 13%   34% 40% 16% 62%
Lack of regulations for property developers 29%   7% 11% 11%   32% 26% 39% 30%

 

The main problems for major cities (each nominated by around two thirds of respondents) were – Housing affordability pushing people to the fringes of major cities, Lack of government investment in infrastructure like roads and public transport and The lack of employment opportunities in the regions, driving people to the cities.

Lack of regulations for property developers (29%) was the least important problem.

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