Essential Report

Rating of Economy

Jun 20, 2011

Q. Australia is currently experiencing a boom in the mining industry. Apart from mining, how would you rate the rest of Australia’s economy?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total good 31% 44% 21% 49%
Total poor 26% 12% 35% 17%
Very good 4% 6% 2% 8%
Good 27% 38% 19% 41%
Average 40% 42% 43% 34%
Poor 18% 9% 23% 15%
Very poor 8% 3% 12% 2%
Don’t know 3% 2% 2% 1%

31% rate the Australian economy (excluding mining) as good and 26% rate it poor. 40% rate it average. Labor voters (44% good/26% poor) and Greens voters (49%/17%) are most positive about the economy. Liberal/National voters rate the economy 21% good/35% poor.

36% of those aged 18-34 rate the economy good compared to 25% of those aged 55+.

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