Consumer Sentiment Tracker
Live insights on the wealth, happiness and economic outlook of everyday Australians.
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Finder's Consumer Sentiment Tracker is a live, nationally representative study of the Australian public. Designed by Finder and conducted by Qualtrics (a SAP company), it aims to track consumer sentiment in Australia on an ongoing basis. The survey so far covers a sample of over 23,000 Australians and is growing by 1,000 every month. Topic covered include wealth, happiness, financial sentiment and environmental awareness. What follows is a small selection of the information being compiled by Finder.
The data presented here is a brief summary of some interesting findings, but only represents a small portion of the full survey. If you're a journalist or researcher, feel free to get in touch via the details at the bottom of this page for more information.
The wealth section examines the personal and household income, savings, job security, financial stress, property ownership and private/public school attendance of the average Australian family.
One of the simplest questions in our survey — "Would you say you are happy right now?" — produced some of the most interesting insights. In this section, we break down happiness by generation, age, state, employment status, relationship status, residence and income, among others.
Economic Confidence 🌏
This section analyses the Australian consumer's confidence in the housing market and the economy in general.
This section examines Australians' attitudes to conservation and the environment.
Data source: Finder, ABS
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More guides on Finder
Finder’s Consumer Sentiment Tracker: Aussie savings hit lowest level since March 2020
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Finder’s RBA Survey: 87% of experts say consumer saving will dip as cash rate holds
Despite millions of people becoming financially vulnerable during the pandemic, experts say our rainy day savings have now taken a backseat.
Finder’s Consumer Sentiment Tracker: Trust in big banks up 19 points from 2019
Despite a few instances of bad behaviour, trust in banks is near record-high levels, according to new research by Finder.
Before and after: How COVID-19 affected Australian consumer behaviour
How our spending, saving and travel plans have changed.
Finder RBA Survey: Mortgage borrowing to keep surging as cash rate holds at 0.10%
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Savings account statistics 2021
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16 predictions for Australia’s economy, housing market and borders in 2021
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Submission to the Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology
Our submission to the Select Committee on Fintech & Regtech where we called for more companies to be included in the CDR accreditation process, the accelerated introduction of 'write-access' to Open Banking and a number of suggestions to help Australia take a prominent role in global blockchain standards.
Just two rate rises could put borrowers at risk of default, say experts – April, 2018
In this month's RBA survey, 56% of experts and economists said just two rate rises could put riskier borrowers at risk of defaulting on their mortgage.
finder.com.au launches new Economic Sentiment Tracker for RBA survey – March, 2018
finder.com.au launches new Economic Sentiment Tracker across 5 key indicators to monthly RBA survey, while experts are forecasting a rate hold for March 2018.