Essential Report

Using cash

Nov 17, 2015

Q. Do you think that at some time in the future, cash will be unnecessary and all transactions will be conducted with eftpos/credit cards?

Total

Men

Women

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Yes, cash will not be necessary in future

34%

35%

33%

35%

37%

28%

No, cash will always be needed for some transactions

56%

54%

58%

56%

51%

63%

Don’t know

10%

11%

9%

9%

12%

9%

56% believe that cash will always be needed while 34% think that cash will not be necessary in the future.
Those most likely to think that cash will not be necessary were Greens voters (45%) and those with incomes over $1,6000 pw (43%).

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