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The Issue of Education Ranked by Australian Electorates

Source: Roy Morgan Research January 2008 – December 2009. Australian Electors n = 35,915.

Is Improving Education an Issue of Importance in your electorate?

As a national issue, ‘Education’ may have taken a ‘back seat’ to economic issues during the Global Financial Crisis and again with much public debate over the controversial Mining Tax. However, clearly ‘Education’ is more important in certain areas than others.

The Roy Morgan electoral profile data shows clearly — electors’ concerns about ‘Education’ ranges from as low as 6.4% to as high as 24%.

Electorates with greatest concern about ‘Education’ include the key ALP marginal seats of Melbourne (Vic) — where one in five electors rate education as one of the three issues that are of most importance to them; Franklin (Tas) 19.6%; Bennelong (NSW) 19.2%; Braddon (Tas) 19.2%; Bass (Tas) 18%; Swan (WA) 18%; and Hasluck (WA) 17.8%.


Electorate Profiles

In addition to Roy Morgan standard Profile contents, electorate profiles also include the most important political issues rated by electors in each electorate and which political party or parties’ electors believe are better for the each of the issues.

Issues include:

1. Reducing taxes. 2. Reducing crime and maintaining law and order. 3. Improving business. 4. Reducing unemployment. 5. Looking after the environment. 6. Open and honest government. 7. The needs of people outside cities. 8. Managing the economy. 9. Improving education. 10. Improving health services and hospitals. 11. Defence and national security. 12. Australia’s ageing population. 13. The needs of families. 14. Global warming. 15. Fair workplace and employment regulations.


The Issue of Education Ranked by Australian Electorates

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