Essential Report

Time for Activities

Jul 31, 2012

Q. Over the last few years, do you feel you have had enough time for the following activities?

 

Have enough time

Don’t have enough time

Doesn’t apply to me

Don’t know

Keeping house clean

56%

36%

8%

*

Preparing meals at home

66%

26%

7%

*

Keeping in touch with friends and relatives

56%

41%

2%

*

Attending kids sport

22%

13%

62%

2%

Participating in community events

30%

36%

30%

3%

Gardening

35%

39%

25%

1%

General home maintenance (odd jobs)

40%

45%

13%

1%

 

Working full-time or part-time

Have enough time

Don’t have enough time

Doesn’t apply to me

Don’t know

Keeping house clean

50%

44%

6%

*

Preparing meals at home

62%

33%

5%

*

Keeping in touch with friends and relatives

48%

49%

3%

*

Attending kids sport

25%

18%

55%

2%

Participating in community events

28%

43%

26%

3%

Gardening

31%

45%

23%

1%

General home maintenance (odd jobs)

33%

54%

11%

2%

Don’t have enough time

 

Total

Men

Women

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Keeping house clean

36%

30%

42%

39%

45%

20%

Preparing meals at home

26%

26%

26%

35%

30%

10%

Keeping in touch with friends and relatives

41%

39%

43%

46%

46%

25%

Attending kids sport

13%

16%

11%

16%

17%

4%

Participating in community events

36%

37%

36%

45%

41%

20%

Gardening

39%

34%

43%

43%

45%

19%

General home maintenance (odd jobs)

45%

41%

49%

48%

56%

27%

Financial Situation and Time

Jul 31, 2012

Q. How would you rate your current situation in terms of the following?

 

Struggling

Just coping

Doing well

Don’t know

Your financial situation

16%

53%

29%

1%

The time you have for the things you want to do

17%

45%

37%

1%

 

Working full-time or part-time

Struggling

Just coping

Doing well

Don’t know

Your financial situation

14%

55%

31%

*

The time you have for the things you want to do

22%

49%

29%

*

Struggling

 

Total

Men

Women

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Your financial situation

16%

15%

18%

17%

15%

17%

The time you have for the things you want to do

17%

15%

18%

19%

21%

8%

Statements about Work

Jul 31, 2012

Q. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

Full-time workers

Total agree

Total disagree

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Don’t know

I find it difficult to balance work and other responsibilities

51%

45%

12%

39%

35%

10%

4%

Where there is a conflict between work and other responsibilities, work comes first.

47%

47%

7%

40%

36%

11%

6%

Where there is conflict between work and other responsibilities I feel I can ask my employer for some flexibility

67%

24%

13%

54%

17%

7%

10%

There are times I feel the stress from juggling work and other responsibilities is impacting on my physical well-being

63%

32%

18%

45%

26%

6%

4%


Part-time workers

Total agree

Total disagree

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Don’t know

I find it difficult to balance work and other responsibilities

43%

54%

9%

34%

46%

8%

2%

Where there is a conflict between work and other responsibilities, work comes first.

36%

56%

5%

31%

46%

10%

8%

Where there is conflict between work and other responsibilities I feel I can ask my employer for some flexibility

64%

21%

12%

52%

16%

5%

14%

There are times I feel the stress from juggling work and other responsibilities is impacting on my physical well-being

53%

42%

15%

38%

31%

11%

5%

Total workers – Agree

 

Total

Men

Women

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

I find it difficult to balance work and other responsibilities

48%

45%

51%

53%

50%

36%

Where there is a conflict between work and other responsibilities, work comes first.

41%

43%

38%

44%

40%

45%

Where there is conflict between work and other responsibilities I feel I can ask my employer for some flexibility

66%

66%

65%

76%

64%

54%

There are times I feel the stress from juggling work and other responsibilities is impacting on my physical well-being

58%

57%

59%

67%

62%

43%

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