Social Class

May 17, 2016

Q. Do you believe social classes still exist in Australia? 

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Income under $1,000pw Income $1,000 – $1,500pw Income $1,500 – $2,000pw Income $2,000+   Aug 2014
Yes 81% 86% 81% 94% 88% 82% 83% 87% 82% 79%
No 8% 4% 13% 1% 7% 7% 7% 9% 11% 7%
Don’t know 11% 10% 6% 5% 5% 11% 10% 4% 7% 14%

81% agreed that social class still exists in Australia – only 8% disagreed.

94% of Greens voters think that social class still exists compared to 81% of Liberal/National voters.

88% of those aged 55+ think that social class still exists compared to 76% of those aged under 35.

However, there was little difference across income groups.

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