Essential Report

Retirement expectations

Jun 30, 2015

Q. Do you think that you will have adequate income from your superannuation and investments to live a comfortable lifestyle when you choose to stop working?

Total

Men

Women

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Yes – definitely

8%

10%

6%

11%

5%

12%

Yes – probably

31%

37%

26%

36%

30%

24%

No – probably not

34%

33%

35%

28%

37%

38%

No – definitely not

15%

10%

20%

10%

17%

20%

Not sure

12%

10%

14%

14%

12%

7%

Based on those working full-time, self-employed or part-time

39% of respondents currently working think they will have adequate income for the retirement and 49% think they will not.

47% of men think they will have adequate income compared to 32% of women. 55% of women think they will not have enough income compared to 43% of men.

47% of those aged 18-34 think they will have enough compared to 35% of those aged 35-54.

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