Q. Compared to 12 months ago are you shopping more or less at –
|Total shopping more||Total shopping less||Shopping a lot more||Shopping a little more||Shopping about the same||Shopping a little less||Shopping a lot less||Don’t know|
|Major retail stores||10%||36%||3%||7%||53%||21%||15%||1%|
|Major shopping centres||11%||32%||3%||8%||56%||20%||12%||1%|
|Local shopping centres||18%||20%||4%||14%||61%||14%||6%||1%|
|On the internet||42%||18%||10%||32%||37%||8%||10%||3%|
Overall, respondents say they are shopping less at major retail stores and major shopping centres. Shopping at local centres remains about the same.
47% of those aged 55+ say they are shopping less at major retail stores. Among those aged under 35, 22% are shopping more at major retail stores and 29% less.
Although 42% say they are shopping more on the internet, 18% say they are shopping less. Among those aged under 35, 56% are shopping more on the internet and 11% less. Those on higher incomes are more likely to be increasing their internet shopping – 50% of those earning $1,000 pw are spending more and only 11% less.
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