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ROY MORGAN WEEKLY CONSUMER CONFIDENCE VIRTUALLY UNCHANGED AGAIN - 107.6 ALTHOUGH LOWEST SINCE MAY 2009

This weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating is based on 856 face-to-face interviews conducted Australia-wide with men and women aged 14 and over conducted last weekend, August 13/14, 2011.

Consumer Confidence was virtually unchanged at 107.6pts (down 0.4pts in a week) according to the Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating conducted last weekend (August 13/14, 2011). Consumer Confidence is now 17pts lower than a year ago, August 14/15, 2010 (124.6).

Despite the uncertainty Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence has remained remarkably stable over the last two months since falling to 108.3 on June 11/12.

A positive result this week is that an increasing majority of Australians 60% (up 4%) say ‘now is a good time to buy’ major household items compared to 20% (up 2%) that say now is a ‘bad time to buy.’

Australians’ assessment of their personal financial situations this time next year showed a 1% decrease to 34% saying they expect their family to be ‘better off’ financially compared to 23% (up 2%) that expect to be ‘worse off.’

Now 27% (down 1%) of Australians say their family is ‘better off’ financially than a year ago compared to 33% (unchanged) that say their family is ‘worse off’ financially than a year ago.

About Australia’s economy over the next twelve months, 24% (down 1%) expect Australia will have ‘good times’ financially during the next twelve months (the lowest since June 13/14, 2009) compared to 39% (down 1%) that say we’ll have ‘bad times.’

In terms of Australia’s economy over the next five years 31% (unchanged) of Australians expect Australia to have ‘good times’ economically over the next five years compared to 22% (down 1%) that expect ‘bad times’ economically.

Gary Morgan says:

“Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence is virtually unchanged over the past four weeks although its now at its lowest level in more than 2 years (107.6, down 0.4pts) - as continuing turmoil in world and local markets provides a confusing picture about the state of the world economy.

“Better news for retailers dealing with disappointing recent sales is the increase in Australians saying ‘now is a good time to buy’ major household items — up 4% to 60%.

“Despite this rise however, the small slide this week was driven by falls in confidence about personal financial situations with 27% (down 1%) saying their family is ‘better off financially’ than this time last year and 34% (down 1%) saying they expect their family to be ‘better off financially’ this time next year. Also falling is the number of Australians who expect ‘good times’ for the Australian economy over the next 12 months — now at 24% (down 1%) — the lowest this indicator has been since June 13/14, 2009.”

This weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating is based on 856 face-to-face interviews conducted Australia-wide with men and women aged 14 and over conducted last weekend, August 13/14, 2011.

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Margin of Error

The margin of error to be allowed for in any estimate depends mainly on the number of interviews on which it is based. The following table gives indications of the likely range within which estimates would be 95% likely to fall, expressed as the number of percentage points above or below the actual estimate. The figures are approximate and for general guidance only, and assume a simple random sample.  Allowance for design effects (such as stratification and weighting) should be made as appropriate.

Sample Size

Percentage Estimate

 

40%-60%

25% or 75%

10% or 90%

5% or 95%

1,000

±3.2

±2.7

±1.9

±1.4

 

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2011 Weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating Figures  

 

January

February

March

8/9 15/16 22/23 29/30 5/6 12/13 19/20 26/27

5/6

12/13

19/20

26/27
124.3 123.1 121.2 120.7 117.7 121.9 120.6 114.0 115.5 118.8 116.2 117.6

January (Avg. — 1973-2011)

February (Avg. — 1973-2011)

March (Avg. — 1973-2011)

112.0

112.0

109.3

 

April

May

June

2/3 9/10 16/17 23/24 30/1 7/8 14/15 21/22 28/29

4/5

11/12

18/19
115.6
120.9
120.1
120.6
117.2
119.7
115.7
115.6
112.7
113.8
108.3
109.1

April (Avg. — 1973-2011)

May (Avg. — 1973-2011)

June (Avg. — 1973-2011)

108.6

109.3

106.0

 

July

August

September

2/3 9/10 16/17 23/24 30/31 6/7 13/14 20/21 27/28

3/4

10/11 17/18
107.7 110.5 108.0 108.2 107.7 108.0 107.6          

July (Avg. — 1973-2011)

August (Avg. — 1973-2011)

September (Avg. — 1973-2010)

105.8

109.4

105.9

 

October

November

December

1/2 8/9 15/16 22/23 29/30 5/6 12/13 19/20 26/27

3/4

10/11 17/18
                       

October (Avg. — 1973-2010)

November (Avg. — 1973-2010)

December (Avg. — 1973-2010)

107.7

106.0

107.1

 

Weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence 2011 Average:

115.4

Overall Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Average (1973 — 2011):

108.3

 

1973 - 2011 Monthly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating Figures

Year

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Yearly
Average

1973

 

 

119.2

 

 

117.0

 

 

108.4

 

 

103.8

112.1

1974

 

 

103.2

 

 

95.6

 

 

90.6

 

 

92.2

95.4

1975

 

 

114.0

 

 

104.2

 

 

100.8

 

 

103.0

105.5

1976

113.6

 

107.0

110.2

 

107.0

105.6

 

108.0

108.8

101.2

 

107.7

1977

104.2

 

98.6

101.6

 

103.8

99.4

 

105.0

104.4

109.4

 

103.3

1978

119.2

 

114.8

110.8

 

109.6

101.6

 

91.2

104.4

103.6

 

106.9

1979

110.2

 

106.2

109.4

 

92.6

90.2

 

99.4

97.6

98.8

 

100.6

1980

98.8

 

100.8

97.4

 

101.6

98.2

 

104.4

109.8

106.4

 

102.2

1981

113.4

 

111.8

101.8

 

100.8

95.0

 

92.4

98.2

98.0

 

101.4

1982

92.4

 

91.8

93.6

 

92.2

80.4

 

84.6

81.2

75.2

 

86.4

1983

87.8

 

97.4

96.0

 

95.4

98.2

 

100.6

106.4

113.2

 

99.4

1984

124.6

 

120.8

120.8

 

115.6

116.6

 

118.2

117.8

114.6

 

118.6

1985

114.8

 

110.2

99.4

 

98.0

100.8

 

106.8

107.8

94.8

 

104.1

1986

105.4

 

103.8

94.6

94.8

91.6

79.8

79.8

78.8

89.8

85.6

88.8

90.3

1987

90.4

88.0

86.8

90.8

91.8

93.4

98.6

96.4

94.8

104.0

87.2

93.0

92.9

1988

100.4

98.8

103.6

106.2

104.0

104.0

107.6

108.2

112.4

108.8

104.2

105.8

105.3

1989

105.0

94.6

88.4

88.4

87.4

72.8

73.0

78.8

82.0

79.0

81.0

80.0

84.2

1990

101.6

95.6

83.4

88.3

84.7

83.1

79.6

83.9

75.6

71.4

73.1

71.3

82.6

1991

78.5

85.4

85.0

87.2

87.7

88.6

98.1

95.2

93.3

95.8

91.1

83.0

89.1

1992

93.6

95.9

96.2

105.4

101.6

97.7

95.4

96.9

96.8

101.2

93.6

92.9

97.3

1993

100.8

100.4

105.9

102.3

102.2

96.2

96.6

100.8

90.2

103.5

111.9

108.5

101.6

1994

120.5

127.5

125.7

127.7

125.2

128.0

127.6

123.8

123.6

124.6

118.1

118.0

124.2

1995

112.3

112.4

113.9

114.7

112.0

112.4

110.2

115.5

111.7

116.2

114.3

111.9

113.1

1996

116.7

119.1

123.7

121.5

118.8

117.8

112.3

114.4

113.2

111.3

113.4

113.2

116.3

1997

119.2

115.1

116.2

112.5

114.2

115.5

110.7

111.7

112.4

112.8

111.6

110.6

113.5

1998

117.8

116.0

114.9

110.2

114.4

109.8

107.6

111.1

111.0

113.9

114.2

114.7

112.8

1999

122.1

121.8

122.5

119.6

122.5

122.2

118.2

122.8

122.3

119.6

122.8

122.2

121.6

2000

122.3

119.9

112.9

116.6

112.0

108.7

114.8

119.1

115.8

115.6

110.3

112.3

115.0

2001

119.9

109.5

106.2

103.6

107.4

108.6

115.3

116.4

120.9*

106.8

109.4

113.3

111.4

2002

124.8

123.0

122.3

123.2

124.0

116.4

123.4

119.9

122.1

117.2

114.0

109.6

120.0

2003

122.5

113.4

109.9

120.8

127.0

122.4

123.2

122.4

123.2

121.2

124.2

120.4

120.9

2004 126.0 126.8 130.4 124.4 125.0 125.6 128.9

127.6

126

128.9

124.8 125.5

126.7

2005 133.2 132.0 121.5 119.4 119.5 118.8 116.8

120.6

114.3

105.4

110.6 117.7

119.2

2006 124.3

124.5

124.4 120.1 106.8 115.1 118.1

103.7^

108.6

115.8

111.5 117.4

115.9

2007 123.9 123.8 120.7 124.3 122.5 122.3 126.8

125.2

118.2

126.2

124.9 126.8

123.8

Year

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Yearly

Average

2008 118.6 115.8 109.5 100.1 97.1 90.7 92.0 94.7 101.2 90.4 93.1 99.8

100.2

2009 101.1 94.9 95.8 102.0 101.8 109.6 114.9 121.4 122.9 127.0 125.9 123.2 111.7
2010 128.7 126.3 127.6 125.4 119.9 119.2 123.9 125.6 123.5 127.5 123.7 120.6 124.3
2011 122.3 118.5 117.0 119.3 117.0 111.0 108.6 107.6?         115.4

* The Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating for September 15/16, 2001, conducted by telephone, was 102.3.

^ 84 of the 107 Western Australian interviews were conducted by telephone on August 9/10 due to a recent Southern WA Cyclone

#The Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating for August 2008 includes interviewing on August 2/3 (90.1) & 30/31 (99.3).

Since October 2008, the Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating has been conducted on a weekly basis,

with the monthly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating compiled from results on all four weekends.

?The latest monthly figure in this table is an indicative figure, the average of the completed weeks so far in the latest month.

Results for the weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating*
for the component questions over the more recent surveys are as follows:

2011 (July - September) - Weekly

July

August

September

2/3 9/10 16/17 23/24 30/31 6/7 13/14 20/21 27/28 3/4 10/11 17/18

Interviews

1,276 1,044 1,023 1,042 995 936 856          

Q1 Would you say you and your family are better-off financially or worse off than you were at this time last year?

Over the past year

better off

27 28 24 27 27 28 27          

 

worse off

37 33 34 34 35 33 33          

QUESTION 1 difference

-10 -5 -10 -7 -8 -5 -6          

Q2 This time next year, do you and your family expect to be better-off financially or worse off than you are now?

 

better off

34 36 31 33 31 35 34          

 

worse off

25 22 25 24 27 21 23          

QUESTION 2 difference

9 14 6 9 4 14 11          

Q3 Thinking of economic conditions in Australia as a whole. In the next 12 months, do you expect we'll
have good times financially, bad times or some good and some bad?

 

good times

27 29 29 29 29 25 24          

 

bad times

36 36 35 38 37 40 39          

QUESTION 3 difference

-9 -7 -6 -9 -8 -15 -15          

Q4 Looking ahead, what would you say is more likely, that in Australia as a whole, we'll have continuous good times
during the next five years of so - or we'll have bad times - or some good and some bad?

 

good times

32 31 33 34 34 31 31          

 

bad times

23 23 23 23 24 23 22          

QUESTION 4 difference

9 8 10 11 10 8 9          

Q5 Generally, do you think now is a good time - or a bad time - for people to buy major household items?

 

good time to buy

58 59 58 57 58 56 60          

 

bad time to buy

18 17 18 20 18 18 20          

QUESTION 5 difference

40 42 40 37 40 38 40          

 

Weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating

107.7 110.5 108.0 108.2 107.7 108.0 107.6          

 

* The Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating is 100.0 plus the simple unweighted average of the difference between the percentage of respondents who give a favourable and those who give unfavourable answers to five key questions.

Results for the weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating*
for the component questions over the more recent surveys are as follows:

2011 (April - June) - Weekly

April May June
2/3 9/10 16/17 23/24 30/1 (May) 7/8 14/15 21/22 28/29 4/5 11/12 18/19

Interviews

1,170 981 1,178 1,058 1,145 955 1,129 1,024 1,067 1,145 1,111 1,040

Q1 Would you say you and your family are better-off financially or worse off than you were at this time last year?

Over the past year

better off

27 31 31 31 27 31 30 27 29 30 25 28

 

worse off

35 28 30 32 33 32 33 34 35 33 35 33

QUESTION 1 difference

-8 3 1 -1 -6 -1 -3 -7 -6 -3 -10 -5

Q2 This time next year, do you and your family expect to be better-off financially or worse off than you are now?

 

better off

39 42 42 38 37 41 37 36 34 37 33 34

 

worse off

22 15 20 19 20 17 22 22 24 21 23 24

QUESTION 2 difference

17 27 22 19 17 24 15 14 10 16 10 10

Q3 Thinking of economic conditions in Australia as a whole. In the next 12 months, do you expect we'll
have good times financially, bad times or some good and some bad?

 

good times

36 38 38 43 38 39 36 34 36 31 29 29

 

bad times

27 25 27 25 28 28 27 28 30 33 33 38

QUESTION 3 difference

9 13 11 18 10 11 9 6 6 -2 -4 -9

Q4 Looking ahead, what would you say is more likely, that in Australia as a whole, we'll have continuous good times
during the next five years of so - or we'll have bad times - or some good and some bad?

 

good times

36 36 40 41 38 40 37 38 34 34 30 33

 

bad times

19 19 18 19 18 19 16 18 20 19 23 25

QUESTION 4 difference

17 17 22 22 20 21 21 20 14 15 7 8

Q5 Generally, do you think now is a good time - or a bad time - for people to buy major household items?

 

good time to buy

59 59 59 59 60 60 54 61 57 59 56 58

 

bad time to buy

16 15 15 14 15 16 17 16 18 16 18 17

QUESTION 5 difference

43 44 44 45 45 44 37 45 39 43 38 41

 

Weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating

115.6 120.9 120.1 120.6 117.2 119.7 115.7 115.6 112.7 113.8 108.3 109.1

 

* The Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating is 100.0 plus the simple unweighted average of the difference between the percentage of respondents who give a favourable and those who give unfavourable answers to five key questions.

Results for the weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating*
for the component questions over the more recent surveys are as follows:

2011 (January - March) - Weekly

January

February

March

8/9 15/16 22/23 29/30 5/6 12/13 19/20 26/27 5/6 12/13 19/20 26/27

Interviews

910 1,094 978 1,048 1,100 1,031 1,221 988 1,110 1,121 1,033 1,078

Q1 Would you say you and your family are better-off financially or worse off than you were at this time last year?

Over the past year

better off

30 33 32 29 29 31 30 27 27 30 28 29

 

worse off

28 26 29 29 28 26 29 31 33 30 31 33

QUESTION 1 difference

2 7 3 0 1 5 1 -4 -6 0 -3 -4

Q2 This time next year, do you and your family expect to be better-off financially or worse off than you are now?

 

better off

39 42 43 40 41 44 40 34 39 40 37 41

 

worse off

16 12 16 18 16 14 17 22 19 17 18 19

QUESTION 2 difference

23 30 27 22 25 30 23 12 20 23 19 22

Q3 Thinking of economic conditions in Australia as a whole. In the next 12 months, do you expect we'll
have good times financially, bad times or some good and some bad?

 

good times

39 35 37 37 33 36 39 35 36 37 35 37

 

bad times

22 29 28 28 31 26 25 30 30 26 26 28

QUESTION 3 difference

17 6 9 9 2 10 14 5 6 11 9 9

Q4 Looking ahead, what would you say is more likely, that in Australia as a whole, we'll have continuous good times
during the next five years of so - or we'll have bad times - or some good and some bad?

 

good times

40 42 40 42 40 40 40 37 37 40 39 41

 

bad times

16 16 18 15 18 15 16 18 20 18 17 20

QUESTION 4 difference

24 26 22 27 22 25 24 19 17 22 22 21

Q5 Generally, do you think now is a good time - or a bad time - for people to buy major household items?

 

good time to buy

65 60 59 60 57 57 58 55 57 56 54 56

 

bad time to buy

10 14 15 14 18 18 16 18 16 18 20 16

QUESTION 5 difference

55 46 44 46 39 39 42 37 41 38 34 40

 

Weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating

124.3 123.1 121.2 120.7 117.7 121.9 120.6 114.0 115.5 118.8 116.2 117.6

 

* The Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating is 100.0 plus the simple unweighted average of the difference between the percentage of respondents who give a favourable and those who give unfavourable answers to five key questions.

Results for the weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating*
for the component questions over the more recent surveys are as follows:

2010 (October - December) - Weekly

October

November

December

2/3 9/10 16/17 23/24 30/31 6/7 13/14 20/21 27/28 4/5 11/12 18/19

Interviews

944 1,067 1,052 1,078 1,093 1,136 1,111 1,069 1,065 1,015 1,114 991

Q1 Would you say you and your family are better-off financially or worse off than you were at this time last year?

Over the past year

better off

32 35 33 34 31 32 30 29 29 31 30 30

 

worse off

28 25 28 24 26 26 31 28 33 27 30 31

QUESTION 1 difference

4 10 5 10 5 6 -1 1 -4 4 0 -1

Q2 This time next year, do you and your family expect to be better-off financially or worse off than you are now?

 

better off

38 43 41 43 38 43 40 40 37 38 38 41

 

worse off

17 15 17 15 15 15 15 16 17 13 15 15

QUESTION 2 difference

21 28 24 28 23 28 25 24 20 25 23 26

Q3 Thinking of economic conditions in Australia as a whole. In the next 12 months, do you expect we'll
have good times financially, bad times or some good and some bad?

 

good times

40 48 47 46 48 42 38 38 40 36 41 41

 

bad times

20 14 18 17 18 20 22 22 23 22 22 21

QUESTION 3 difference

20 34 29 29 30 22 16 16 17 14 19 20

Q4 Looking ahead, what would you say is more likely, that in Australia as a whole, we'll have continuous good times
during the next five years of so - or we'll have bad times - or some good and some bad?

 

good times

40 41 44 46 46 43 36 40 41 38 38 38

 

bad times

14 12 14 14 14 14 19 17 17 18 17 16

QUESTION 4 difference

26 29 30 32 32 29 17 23 24 20 21 22

Q5 Generally, do you think now is a good time - or a bad time - for people to buy major household items?

 

good time to buy

59 59 64 63 63 59 54 64 61 58 52 59

 

bad time to buy

15 14 14 11 14 14 20 13 16 17 19 17

QUESTION 5 difference

44 45 50 52 49 45 34 51 45 41 33 42

 

Weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating

122.9 129.2 127.7 130.1 127.8 126.0 118.2 122.9 120.6 120.9 119.3 121.8

 

* The Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating is 100.0 plus the simple unweighted average of the difference between the percentage of respondents who give a favourable and those who give unfavourable answers to five key questions.

Results for the weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating*
for the component questions over the more recent surveys are as follows:

2010 (July - September) - Weekly

July August September
3/4 10/11 17/18 24/25 31/1 (Aug) 7/8 14/15 21/22 28/29 4/5 11/12 18/19

Interviews

1,385 934 1,055 989 1,152 1,097 1,141 973 1,152 916 1,065 1,084

Q1 Would you say you and your family are better-off financially or worse off than you were at this time last year?

Over the past year

better off

28 29 28 30 30 34 31 31 33 28 33 29

 

worse off

30 30 33 29 32 25 27 30 25 28 25 29

QUESTION 1 difference

-2 -1 -5 1 -2 9 4 1 8 0 8 0

Q2 This time next year, do you and your family expect to be better-off financially or worse off than you are now?

 

better off

41 42 40 41 41 43 42 39 41 40 42 39

 

worse off

16 14 15 15 15 11 12 13 14 13 13 16

QUESTION 2 difference

25 28 25 26 26 32 30 26 27 27 29 23

Q3 Thinking of economic conditions in Australia as a whole. In the next 12 months, do you expect we'll
have good times financially, bad times or some good and some bad?

 

good times

40 42 42 41 40 42 39 38 36 41 44 38

 

bad times

19 17 18 18 17 14 18 16 18 17 20 20

QUESTION 3 difference

21 25 24 23 23 28 21 22 18 24 24 18

Q4 Looking ahead, what would you say is more likely, that in Australia as a whole, we'll have continuous good times
during the next five years of so - or we'll have bad times - or some good and some bad?

 

good times

44 45 44 41 45 45 42 46 40 42 46 38

 

bad times

12 12 11 12 11 10 12 10 12 13 12 14

QUESTION 4 difference

32 33 33 29 34 35 30 36 28 29 34 24

Q5 Generally, do you think now is a good time - or a bad time - for people to buy major household items?

 

good time to buy

56 58 57 58 58 58 55 55 52 53 53 56

 

bad time to buy

19 14 19 16 18 16 17 17 16 17 17 14

QUESTION 5 difference

37 44 38 42 40 42 38 38 36 36 36 42

 

Weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating

122.5 125.9 123.0 124.1 124.2 129.0 124.6 124.6 123.3 123.0 126.3 121.4

 

* The Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating is 100.0 plus the simple unweighted average of the difference between the percentage of respondents who give a favourable and those who give unfavourable answers to five key questions.

Results for the weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating*
for the component questions over the more recent surveys are as follows:

2010 (April - June) - Weekly

April May June

3/4

10/11

17/18

24/25

1/2

8/9

15/16

22/23

29/30

5/6

12/13

19/20

Interviews

1,217 1,105 1,150 1,082 1,117 957 1,051 1,058 985 1,064 948 1,042

Q1 Would you say you and your family are better-off financially or worse off than you were at this time last year?

Over the past year

better off

30 29 29 32 31 30 30 29 27 29 26 30

 

worse off

29 30 29 28 29 31 32 31 34 29 35 28

QUESTION 1 difference

1 -1 0 4 2 -1 -2 -2 -7 0 -9 2

Q2 This time next year, do you and your family expect to be better-off financially or worse off than you are now?

 

better off

43 46 41 44 41 41 44 38 40 40 37 41

 

worse off

12 14 19 17 15 17 15 18 18 14 17 15

QUESTION 2 difference

31 32 22 27 26 24 29 20 22 26 20 26

Q3 Thinking of economic conditions in Australia as a whole. In the next 12 months, do you expect we'll
have good times financially, bad times or some good and some bad?

 

good times

48 44 45 48 45 33 42 36 35 35 34 38

 

bad times

16 17 19 17 22 23 22 28 25 24 22 20

QUESTION 3 difference

32 27 26 31 23 10 20 8 10 11 12 18

Q4 Looking ahead, what would you say is more likely, that in Australia as a whole, we'll have continuous good times
during the next five years of so - or we'll have bad times - or some good and some bad?

 

good times

45 44 45 46 44 41 46 40 39 39 41 41

 

bad times

13 13 16 13 15 15 12 17 15 15 13 11

QUESTION 4 difference

32 31 29 33 29 26 34 23 24 24 28 30

Q5 Generally, do you think now is a good time - or a bad time - for people to buy major household items?

 

good time to buy

56 52 56 57 54 51 54 48 55 54 56 58

 

bad time to buy

17 18 19 16 16 21 19 22 21 20 18 17

QUESTION 5 difference

39 34 37 41 38 30 35 26 34 34 38 41

 

Weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating

127.0 124.4 123.0 127.0 123.5 117.8 123.2 115.1 116.5 119.0 117.6 123.6

 

* The Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating is 100.0 plus the simple unweighted average of the difference between the percentage of respondents who give a favourable and those who give unfavourable answers to five key questions.

Results for the weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating*
for the component questions over the more recent surveys are as follows:

2010 (January - March) - Weekly

January

February

March

2/3 9/10 16/17 23/24 30/31 6/7 13/14 20/21 27/28 6/7 13/14 20/21

Interviews

993 1,081 1,069 1,021 1,079 1,056 1,103 1,078 1,193 1,136 1,064 1,013

Q1 Would you say you and your family are better-off financially or worse off than you were at this time last year?

Over the past year

better off

32 32 29 27 32 30 28 29 31 32 27 30

 

worse off

28 31 28 28 26 29 32 33 28 27 30 29

QUESTION 1 difference

4 1 1 -1 6 1 -4 -4 3 5 -3 1

Q2 This time next year, do you and your family expect to be better-off financially or worse off than you are now?

 

better off

47 46 44 47 43 44 44 42 48 46 43 45

 

worse off

13 13 13 12 14 11 14 16 14 14 15 15

QUESTION 2 difference

34 33 31 35 29 33 30 26 34 32 28 30

Q3 Thinking of economic conditions in Australia as a whole. In the next 12 months, do you expect we'll
have good times financially, bad times or some good and some bad?

 

good times

47 47 50 49 45 43 45 47 49 47 47 47

 

bad times

17 16 14 18 15 14 18 18 16 17 15 15

QUESTION 3 difference

30 31 36 31 30 29 27 29 33 30 32 32

Q4 Looking ahead, what would you say is more likely, that in Australia as a whole, we'll have continuous good times
during the next five years of so - or we'll have bad times - or some good and some bad?

 

good times

48 48 48 50 49 47 47 48 51 47 46 49

 

bad times

13 11 12 13 11 10 13 13 12 12 12 10

QUESTION 4 difference

35 37 36 37 38 37 34 35 39 35 34 39

Q5 Generally, do you think now is a good time - or a bad time - for people to buy major household items?

 

good time to buy

56 58 59 57 55 54 54 54 56 56 53 54

 

bad time to buy

19 16 14 19 18 13 18 17 17 18 17 19

QUESTION 5 difference

37 42 45 38 37 41 36 37 39 38 36 35

 

Weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating

127.8 128.9 130.0 128.2 127.9 128.1 124.6 124.7 129.5 128.1 125.4 127.5

 

* The Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating is 100.0 plus the simple unweighted average of the difference between the percentage of respondents who give a favourable and those who give unfavourable answers to five key questions.

Results for the weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating*
for the component questions over the more recent surveys are as follows:

2009 (October - December) - Weekly

October

November

December

3/4 10/11 17/18 24/25 31/1 (Nov) 7/8 14/15 21/22 28/29 5/6 12/13 19/20

Interviews

1,334 997 1,132 1,026 1,130 1,028 1,196 1,086 1,122 1,040 1,133 975

Q1 Would you say you and your family are better-off financially or worse off than you were at this time last year?

Over the past year

better off

30 32 30 30 27 26 29 29 28 31 28 27

 

worse off

29 29 28 30 29 28 30 31 32 27 31 33

QUESTION 1 difference

1 3 2 0 -2 -2 -1 -2 -4 4 -3 -6

Q2 This time next year, do you and your family expect to be better-off financially or worse off than you are now?

 

better off

47 48 44 39 43 42 42 43 41 43 40 43

 

worse off

11 11 10 15 12 13 14 14 15 13 16 15

QUESTION 2 difference

36 37 34 24 31 29 28 29 26 30 24 28

Q3 Thinking of economic conditions in Australia as a whole. In the next 12 months, do you expect we'll
have good times financially, bad times or some good and some bad?

 

good times

48 45 44 47 49 46 46 45 44 44 43 40

 

bad times

17 17 17 18 16 18 19 17 19 17 21 21

QUESTION 3 difference

31 28 27 29 33 28 27 28 25 27 22 19

Q4 Looking ahead, what would you say is more likely, that in Australia as a whole, we'll have continuous good times
during the next five years of so - or we'll have bad times - or some good and some bad?

 

good times

52 49 48 50 49 48 49 48 47 51 47 42

 

bad times

12 12 11 12 10 13 12 11 13 11 13 13

QUESTION 4 difference

40 37 37 38 39 35 37 37 34 40 34 29

Q5 Generally, do you think now is a good time - or a bad time - for people to buy major household items?

 

good time to buy

50 53 56 53 57 53 53 54 55 54 54 52

 

bad time to buy

21 17 21 17 18 17 20 19 21 20 19 20

QUESTION 5 difference

29 36 35 36 39 36 33 35 34 34 35 32

 

Weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating

127.3 128.2 127.1 125.5 128.0 125.2 124.8 125.6 123.2 126.8 122.4 120.4

 

* The Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating is 100.0 plus the simple unweighted average of the difference between the percentage of respondents who give a favourable and those who give unfavourable answers to five key questions.

Results for the weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating*
for the component questions over the more recent surveys are as follows:

2009 (July - September) - Weekly

July August September
4/5 11/12 18/19 25/26 1/2 8/9 15/16 22/23 29/30 5/6 12/13 19/20

Interviews

1,466 1,018 1,130 1,008 1,155 1,050 1,045 1,035 1,050 928 1,095 1,041

Q1 Would you say you and your family are better-off financially or worse off than you were at this time last year?

Over the past year

better off

26 27 25 25 25 30 29 27 30 29 30 29

 

worse off

38 34 35 33 33 31 29 31 33 30 31 30

QUESTION 1 difference

-12 -7 -10 -8 -8 -1 0 -4 -3 -1 -1 -1

Q2 This time next year, do you and your family expect to be better-off financially or worse off than you are now?

 

better off

42 40 41 43 41 46 43 42 42 44 41 42

 

worse off

16 13 15 13 13 10 11 13 13 12 13 12

QUESTION 2 difference

26 27 26 30 28 36 32 29 29 32 28 30

Q3 Thinking of economic conditions in Australia as a whole. In the next 12 months, do you expect we'll
have good times financially, bad times or some good and some bad?

 

good times

29 25 28 31 32 36 39 40 40 43 39 43

 

bad times

34 31 30 29 24 23 23 22 24 20 20 19

QUESTION 3 difference

-54 -6 -2 2 8 13 16 18 16 23 19 24

Q4 Looking ahead, what would you say is more likely, that in Australia as a whole, we'll have continuous good times
during the next five years of so - or we'll have bad times - or some good and some bad?

 

good times

47 43 45 46 44 50 51 55 52 46 48 50

 

bad times

15 15 13 13 13 11 12 10 12 11 12 10

QUESTION 4 difference

32 28 32 33 31 39 39 45 40 35 36 40

Q5 Generally, do you think now is a good time - or a bad time - for people to buy major household items?

 

good time to buy

52 51 49 54 47 49 51 51 52 50 48 50

 

bad time to buy

24 23 24 22 24 21 24 21 24 22 23 18

QUESTION 5 difference

28 28 25 32 23 28 27 30 28 28 25 32

 

Weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating

113.5 114.0 114.4 117.8 116.2 123.0 122.6 123.7 121.9 123.5 121.2 124.9

 

* The Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating is 100.0 plus the simple unweighted average of the difference between the percentage of respondents who give a favourable and those who give unfavourable answers to five key questions.

Results for the weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating*
for the component questions over the more recent surveys are as follows:

2009 (April - June) - Weekly

April May June
4/5 11/12 18/19

25/26

2/3

9/10

16/17

23/24

30/31

6/7

13/14

20/21

Interviews

1,486 987 1,145 1,051 1,106 1,032 1,122 1,065 1,082 1,083 1,010 997

Q1 Would you say you and your family are better-off financially or worse off than you were at this time last year?

Over the past year

better off

30 27 25 29 25 26 25 25 27 26 24 25

 

worse off

32 33 37 35 35 35 34 35 35 34 36 32

QUESTION 1 difference

-2 -6 -12 -6 -10 -9 -9 -10 -8 -8 -12 -7

Q2 This time next year, do you and your family expect to be better-off financially or worse off than you are now?

 

better off

39 37 38 33 33 38 36 38 38 40 39 39

 

worse off

16 17 16 20 22 17 19 18 19 15 18 15

QUESTION 2 difference

23 20 22 13 11 21 17 20 19 25 21 24

Q3 Thinking of economic conditions in Australia as a whole. In the next 12 months, do you expect we'll
have good times financially, bad times or some good and some bad?

 

good times

15 17 18 15 12 19 16 19 19 22 24 27

 

bad times

55 52 50 53 58 46 51 45 48 34 43 31

QUESTION 3 difference

-40 -35 -32 -38 -46 -27 -35 -26 -29 -12 -19 -4

Q4 Looking ahead, what would you say is more likely, that in Australia as a whole, we'll have continuous good times
during the next five years of so - or we'll have bad times - or some good and some bad?

 

good times

35 37 39 35 35 39 36 39 38 40 47 44

 

bad times

21 17 18 21 21 19 22 19 20 16 18 13

QUESTION 4 difference

14 20 21 14 14 20 14 20 18 24 29 31

Q5 Generally, do you think now is a good time - or a bad time - for people to buy major household items?

 

good time to buy

46 45 44 45 46 46 47 45 49 49 51 50

 

bad time to buy

27 28 29 30 29 28 28 27 25 24 27 25

QUESTION 5 difference

19 17 15 15 17 18 19 18 24 25 24 25

 

Weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating

102.6 103.4 102.6 99.6 97.3 104.5 101.2 104.2 104.7 110.8 108.8 113.9

 

* The Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating is 100.0 plus the simple unweighted average of the difference between the percentage of respondents who give a favourable and those who give unfavourable answers to five key questions.

Results for the weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating*
for the component questions over the more recent surveys are as follows:

2009 (January - March) - Weekly

January

February

March

3/4 10/11 17/18 24/25 31/1(Feb) 7/8 14/15 21/22 28/1(Mar) 7/8 14/15 21/22

Interviews

981 1,053 1,023 1,129 927 993 916 1,145 1,016 1,133 1,046 1,042

Q1 Would you say you and your family are better-off financially or worse off than you were at this time last year?

Over the past year

better off

28 33 29 26 26 30 25 26 25 28 26 27

 

worse off

31 32 34 37 37 36 37 37 37 34 37 36

QUESTION 1 difference

-3 1 -5 -11 -11 -6 -12 -11 -12 -6 -11 -9

Q2 This time next year, do you and your family expect to be better-off financially or worse off than you are now?

 

better off

36 42 36 32 36 37 32 34 33 34 32 32

 

worse off

20 17 19 25 21 21 21 21 22 19 23 21

QUESTION 2 difference

16 25 17 7 15 16 11 13 11 15 9 11

Q3 Thinking of economic conditions in Australia as a whole. In the next 12 months, do you expect we'll
have good times financially, bad times or some good and some bad?

 

good times

17 20 15 13 11 11 13 13 13 12 12 16

 

bad times

48 47 51 61 60 62 54 54 59 57 60 56

QUESTION 3 difference

-31 -27 -36 -48 -49 -51 -41 -41 -46 -45 -48 -40

Q4 Looking ahead, what would you say is more likely, that in Australia as a whole, we'll have continuous good times
during the next five years of so - or we'll have bad times - or some good and some bad?

 

good times

35 37 32 28 29 28 32 30 31 33 32 33

 

bad times

19 20 22 27 25 27 26 26 24 23 27 22

QUESTION 4 difference

16 17 10 1 4 1 6 4 7 10 5 11

Q5 Generally, do you think now is a good time - or a bad time - for people to buy major household items?

 

good time to buy

48 48 45 43 43 43 46 43 45 44 44 44

 

bad time to buy

25 29 26 33 35 32 30 30 30 31 31 31

QUESTION 5 difference

23 19 19 10 8 11 16 13 15 13 13 13

 

Weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating

104.1 107.2 101.1 92.0 93.4 94.1 96.2 95.8 95.2 97.3 93.5 97.2

 

* The Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating is 100.0 plus the simple unweighted average of the difference between the percentage of respondents who give a favourable and those who give unfavourable answers to five key questions.

Results for the weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating*
for the component questions over the more recent surveys are as follows:

2008 (October - December) - Weekly

October

November

December

4/5 11/12 18/19 25/26 1/2 8/9 15/16 22/23 29/30 6/7 13/14 20/21

Interviews

1,183 981 1,064 1,072 1,060 1,100 1,045 989 1,140 1,109 1,016 988

Q1 Would you say you and your family are better-off financially or worse off than you were at this time last year?

Over the past year

better off

25 26 27 25 26 28 23 26 27 27 29 31

 

worse off

38 41 37 42 40 36 37 37 36 36 35 34

QUESTION 1 difference

-13 -15 -10 -17 -14 -8 -14 -11 -9 -9 -6 -3

Q2 This time next year, do you and your family expect to be better-off financially or worse off than you are now?

 

better off

38 34 34 32 34 37 32 37 36 34 38 37

 

worse off

22 23 24 27 25 20 23 23 20 20 19 20

QUESTION 2 difference

16 11 10 5 9 17 9 14 16 14 19 17

Q3 Thinking of economic conditions in Australia as a whole. In the next 12 months, do you expect we'll
have good times financially, bad times or some good and some bad?

 

good times

19 14 15 14 14 19 16 17 18 18 16 16

 

bad times

44 49 48 54 51 49 50 49 47 46 46 48

QUESTION 3 difference

-25 -35 -33 -40 -37 -33 -34 -32 -29 -28 -30 -32

Q4 Looking ahead, what would you say is more likely, that in Australia as a whole, we'll have continuous good times
during the next five years of so - or we'll have bad times - or some good and some bad?

 

good times

28 28 27 28 30 30 26 30 31 29 30 33

 

bad times

22 26 26 28 25 21 26 22 23 22 22 19

QUESTION 4 difference

6 2 1 0 5 9 0 8 8 7 8 14

Q5 Generally, do you think now is a good time - or a bad time - for people to buy major household items?

 

good time to buy

29 26 30 28 31 33 33 33 39 40 43 46

 

bad time to buy

40 43 45 40 43 39 37 37 36 33 34 26

QUESTION 5 difference

-11 -17 -15 -12 -12 -6 -4 -4 3 7 9 20

 

Weekly Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating

94.2 89.5 90.7 87.3 90.3 95.8 91.2 94.9 97.8 98.4 99.9 103.0

 

* The Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating is 100.0 plus the simple unweighted average of the difference between the percentage of respondents who give a favourable and those who give unfavourable answers to five key questions.

Results for the Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating*
for the component questions over the more recent surveys are as follows:

2008 (January - September) - Monthly

Jan

Feb

March

April

May

June

July

August

Sep

2/3 30/31

Interviews

1,027 994 1,176 1,121 1,186 1,081 999 1,075 1,042 1,057

Q1 Would you say you and your family are better-off financially or worse off than you were at this time last year?

Over the past year

better off

33 35 30 29 27 22 28 25 27 28

 

worse off

25 25 30 34 35 45 40 43 39 39

QUESTION 1 difference

8 10 0 -5 -8 -23 -12 -18 -12 -11

Q2 This time next year, do you and your family expect to be better-off financially or worse off than you are now?

 

better off

39 40 39 37 32 31 35 35 36 38

 

worse off

16 17 17 22 27 31 29 25 22 22

QUESTION 2 difference

23 23 22 15 5 0 6 10 14 16

Q3 Thinking of economic conditions in Australia as a whole. In the next 12 months, do you expect we'll
have good times financially, bad times or some good and some bad?

 

good times

38 36 32 25 26 22 19 18 24 25

 

bad times

25 30 30 37 39 39 48 48 37 38

QUESTION 3 difference

13 6 2 -12 -13 -17 -29 -30 -13 -13

Q4 Looking ahead, what would you say is more likely, that in Australia as a whole, we'll have continuous good times
during the next five years of so - or we'll have bad times - or some good and some bad?

 

good times

35 37 33 29 29 26 26 25 31 30

 

bad times

18 20 20 24 26 26 33 28 23 21

QUESTION 4 difference

17 17 13 5 3 0 -7 -3 8 9

Q5 Generally, do you think now is a good time - or a bad time - for people to buy major household items?

 

good time to buy

52 46 39 33 34 33 36 32 32 35

 

bad time to buy

20 23 29 35 36 38 32 40 32 30

QUESTION 5 difference

32 23 10 -2 -2 -5 4 -8 0 5

 

Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating

118.6 115.8 109.5 100.1 97.1 90.7 92.0 90.1 99.3 101.2

 

* The Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating is 100.0 plus the simple unweighted average of the difference between the percentage of respondents who give a favourable and those who give unfavourable answers to five key questions.