Women earning more, but have the stress to match

Original article by Rebecca Urban, Victoria Laurie
The Australian – Page: 5 : 30-Jul-19

The proportion of women in employment rose to 71 per cent in 2017, which is the highest level since the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey began in 2001. The survey also shows that 39 per cent of women in the workforce have full-time jobs, and their average salary has increased by 24 per cent since 2001. In contrast, the average salary of full-time male employees has risen by 21 per cent. Meanwhile, the average work-family conflict score for working mothers has risen since 2001, while there has been a slight fall in the average score for working fathers.

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Australians see the Environment as the World’s biggest problem but in Australia it’s the Economy

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 3-Jul-19

In-depth research by Roy Morgan exploring the concerns of Australians shows that 46% believe that Environmental issues are the important problem facing the world, up from 22% in early 2018. This is followed by Economic issues (21%) and Social issues (11%). Meanwhile, Economic issues (led by Unemployment, Cost of living, Economic problems, Poverty and the gap between rich and poor, Homelessness/ Lack of housing and Housing affordability) were mentioned by almost 34% of Australians as the most important problems facing Australia. A further 24% of respondents identified Environmental issues as the most important problem facing Australia. This research is based on interviews with a representative cross-section of 638 Australians during June 2019.

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Only 5.7% of Australians say Women should take care of running their homes and leave running the country to men

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 28-May-19

Roy Morgan’s long-term analysis of important social trends reveals that social views on a variety of topics have stabilised, and in some cases reversed, in recent years. In early 2019 a clear and increasing majority of 59.2% of Australians agree that ‘The fundamental values of our society are under serious threat’. Although this is a clear decline from when this question was first asked just over 15 years ago when over two-thirds of Australians (69%) agreed, the long-term downward trend has reversed in recent years. Since 2003 there has consistently been a majority of Australians holding the view that ‘the fundamental values of our society are under serious threat’. However it was a view that was in decline until it bottomed at 55.9% in late 2013. Since then it has increased and stabilised in the range of 59-61% over the last four years. When it comes to who should run the country, a shrinking minority of only 5.7% of Australians (4.6% of women and 6.9% of men) agree that ‘Women should take care of running their homes and leave running the country to men’. As recently as mid-2012 as many as 9.1% of Australians agreed with this view, which was little changed to over 20 years ago in mid-1998 (9.5%).

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Far more Australians expect a troubled than a peaceful 2019

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 22-Jan-19

A special Roy Morgan web survey shows that 38% of Australians aged 18+ think 2019 will be a ‘more troubled year’ for the world than 2018. The survey, which was undertaken in mid-December, shows that just 10% of Australians expect 2019 to be a ‘more peaceful year’. Some 40% of Australian men expect 2019 to be a ‘more troubled year’ than 2018, compared with 35% of women; in contrast, 11% of women and 10% of men expect 2019 to be a ‘more peaceful year’ than 2018. Roy Morgan CEO Michele Levine notes that the historical trend over the last 35 years shows that respondents in Australia are always convinced the next year will be a ‘more troubled year’ rather than a ‘more peaceful year’.

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Australians expect 2019 will be better than 2018

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 14-Jan-19

A special Roy Morgan survey taken in mid-December shows 44% of Australians think 2019 will be ‘better’ than 2018, 32% say 2019 will be ‘the same’, only 14% say 2019 will be ‘worse’ and 10% don’t know. Australians are far more positive about 2019 than they were a year ago when asked about 2018, when only 31% said 2018 would be ‘better’ than 2017, a record low. Roy Morgan CEO Michele Levine says Australians have entered 2019 in a more positive frame of mind than a year ago, with 44% expecting 2019 will be ‘better’ than 2018 an increase of 13% points from a year ago. Levine notes the first half of 2019 is set to be dominated by political issues, with the New South Wales State election scheduled for late March, and a federal election expected only a few weeks later in mid-May.

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Cost of living, unemployment & poverty big issues before Federal Budget

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 9-Apr-18

Research by Roy Morgan has found that 32% of Australians believe the economy or some kind of economic issue to be the most important problem facing Australia in early 2018. This is 3% higher than in October 2017, although it is 3% lower than in March 2017. Economic issues were mentioned by more Australians than any other two themes combined; 14% mentioned Religion, Immigration and Human Rights issues and a further 14% mentioned Government, Politics and Leadership issues, while 13% mentioned Social issues and 11% mentioned Environmental issues. Within the group of Economic & Financial issues the most important issues are: Financial problems, economy and the cost of living (mentioned by nearly 10% of respondents); Unemployment (mentioned by over 7% of respondents); and Poverty and the gap between rich and poor (mentioned by 5% of respondents).

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Economic Issues dominate Australians’ problems in 2018

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 6-Mar-18

Roy Morgan has explored the concerns of Australians in interviews with a representative cross-section of 650 Australians aged 14+ in February 2018. The in-depth research found that Australians regard economic issues as the major problems facing the nation and the world at large. Economic Issues (led by Financial problems and Cost of living, Unemployment, Economic problems, Housing affordability, Poverty and the gap between rich and poor) were mentioned by 32% of Australians as the most important problems facing the nation. When considering the wider World, the largest theme to emerge was again concerns related to the Economy, mentioned by just under 25% of Australians (led by the issue of Poverty and the gap between rich and poor) ahead of the 22% of Australians who mentioned Environmental issues and a further 19% of respondents who mentioned issues related to War & Terrorism.

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Reducing taxation and improving health benefits are major issues

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 19-Feb-18

A special Roy Morgan SMS survey, which was carried out from 9-12 February, shows that 22% of Australian electors mentioned Taxation issues, including lower taxes and tax reform, as the leading issue the Federal Government could address that would most benefit electors and their families. This is unchanged since the last time this question was asked in May 2010. A further 17% of electors mention Health issues, including private health insurance and Medicare/bulk billing (down 1% from May 2010), and an unchanged 13% mention Social welfare and the aged. Two issues now mentioned by 12% of electors are Quality of government/politicians and Reducing utilities/electricity/gas prices. Analysis of issues by voting intention shows that L-NP supporters (33%) are far more likely to mention Taxation-related issues than ALP supporters (24%). In contrast, ALP supporters (11%) are more concerned with general health issues than L-NP supporters (5%).

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It’s Official: The ‘Energy Crisis’ is now a huge concern for Australians

Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 13-Nov-17

A special Roy Morgan study conducted from 9-11 October 2017 has found that 29% of Australians aged 14+ regard Economic Issues (including Unemployment, Housing affordability, the Economy in general, Poverty and the gap between the rich and poor) as the most important problem facing Australia. A further 15% of respondents mentioned concerns related to Energy (Energy infrastructure, Energy reliability, Electricity prices and the sustainable management of natural resources like gas). Meanwhile, just over 26% of Australians mentioned concerns related to the Environment (and in particular the issue of Global warming and Climate change) as the most important issues facing the World, just ahead of War & Terrorism (mentioned by just under 26% of respondents).

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Australians are more progressive and open to new things

Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 15-Nov-16

A Roy Morgan Single Source survey has found that 41% of Australians aged 14+ now have a progressive viewpoint on social issues (up from 35% in 2006). More Australians now have a progressive viewpoint than a "Middle of the Road" attitude to social issues (down from 40% in 2006 to 36% today). A traditional outlook has also become less common, declining from 23% to 21% over the period. Meanwhile, 39% of Australians now agree they are attracted to new things and ideas, up from 34% ten years ago. Conversely, just 21% say they are cautious when it comes to newness – down from 24% a decade ago. As would be expected, people with a progressive viewpoint on social issues and an attraction to new things are also more likely to be early adopters. This in turn also makes them ideal trusted advisers.

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