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ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence increases for fifth straight week, up 1pt to 105.6 as Sydney lockdown ends

This weekly ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating is based on 1,523 online and telephone interviews conducted Australia-wide with men and women aged 14 and over the weekend October 9/10, 2021.
ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence was up for the fifth straight week, up by 1pt to 105.6 in mid-October. However, Consumer Confidence remains below the 2021 weekly average of 108.3 but is now 7.9 points higher than the same week a year ago, October 10/11, 2020 (97.7).

Consumer Confidence this week was up in Sydney as the 106 day lockdown finally came to an end. Consumer Confidence was also up in Brisbane and Adelaide, however down in Melbourne as the lockdown of that city is set to continue for another two weeks.

Driving this week’s small increase was increasing confidence about the performance of the Australian economy over the next year and more Australians saying now is a ‘good time to buy’ major household items.

Current financial conditions

  • Now 27% (down 2ppts) of Australians say their families are ‘better off’ financially than this time last year compared to 26% (down 1ppt), that say their families are ‘worse off’ financially.

Future financial conditions

  • An unchanged plurality of 36% of Australians expect their family to be ‘better off’ financially this time next year, compared to 14% (unchanged) that expect to be ‘worse off’ financially.

Current economic conditions

  • An increasing proportion of 17% (up 1ppt) of Australians expect ‘good times’ for the Australian economy over the next twelve months while 23% (down 2ppts), expect ‘bad times’.

Future economic conditions

  • In the longer term, a fifth of Australians, 20% (down 2ppts), are expecting ‘good times’ for the economy over the next five years compared to 16% (down 1ppt) expecting ‘bad times’.

Time to buy a major household item

  • Buying intentions improved this week with 37% (up 1ppt) of Australians, saying now is a ‘good time to buy’ major household items while 30% (down 3ppts) say now is a ‘bad time to buy’.

ANZ Head of Australian Economics, David Plank, commented:

"Consumer confidence increased by 1.0% nationally as Sydney was poised to come out of its long lockdown. Confidence in the city rose by 2.5%, along with gains in Brisbane (14.4%) and Perth (3.1%). This rise was partially offset by a drop in confidence in Adelaide (-3.4%) and Melbourne (-3.6%). The dampened outlook in Melbourne may reflect rapidly rising COVID case numbers in the city. Given that more than 84% of the adult population in Victoria has been vaccinated at least once, the daily cases should peak soon, which should provide a boost to Melbourne ahead of its reopening. Sentiment in Sydney and NSW could also rise on a successful reopening, though we do note that confidence in Sydney is already a touch above its average for 2021."

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Related Research Reports

The latest Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Monthly Report is available on the Roy Morgan Online Store. It provides demographic breakdowns for Age, Sex, State, Region (Capital Cities/ Country), Generations, Lifecycle, Socio-Economic Scale, Work Status, Occupation, Home Ownership, Voting Intention, Roy Morgan Value Segments and more

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