Australia Day

Jan 29, 2020

Q. Will you personally be doing anything to celebrate Australia Day or do you treat it as just a public holiday?

Total Aged

18-34

Aged

35-54

Aged 55+   Jan’19 Jan ‘17 Jan ‘16 Jan ‘15
Doing something to celebrate Australia Day 34% 32% 32% 37% 40% 34% 38% 40%
Just a public holiday 46% 50% 46% 43% 45% 46% 44% 41%
Working – I don’t get the Australia Day holiday 6% 8% 3% 3% 6% 5% 6% 7%
Don’t know 14% 9% 14% 17% 9% 15% 12% 12%
Base (n) 1,080 330 374 376 1,652
  • 34% said they will be doing something to celebrate Australia Day, 46% treat Australia Day as just a public holiday and 6% are working because they don’t get the Australia Day holiday.
  • People aged 18-34 were less likely to be engaging in specific celebrations to mark the National Day compared to last year (32%, down from 45% in 2019).

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