Economic Issues dominate New Zealand concerns early in 2018

Roy Morgan Most Important Problems Facing New Zealand - February 2018

Market Research : Finding No: 7534

New in-depth research exploring the concerns of New Zealanders found it is Economic issues that dominate early in 2018 led by concerns about ‘Poverty and the gap between rich and poor’, and ‘House prices & Housing affordability’ and ‘Housing shortages & Homelessness’ on the home front.

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Mortgage customer satisfaction higher when deal directly with bank


Economic : Finding No: 7525

New research from Roy Morgan show that home loan customer satisfaction with banks when using a mortgage broker was only 77.3%. This compares to 80.3% when home loans were obtained in person at a branch. Even among more recent home loans (held for under six years) satisfaction with going directly into branch was 81.7% compared to 78.7% for mortgage brokers. This is an important finding because it illustrates the potential impact that a third party can have on the satisfaction level of customers with their banks.

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Roy Morgan pixel works with Google's ‘Accelerated Mobile Pages’ (AMP)

Media : Finding No: 7535

Traditional Internet measurement systems have recently hit three problems: Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP); HTTPS pages; and Facebook Instant Articles. Roy Morgan’s Internet measurement system Roy Morgan Live Audience Evaluation solves all three so website owners, advertisers and agencies can measure and monitor website and digital advertising audiences with confidence that they are getting the true answers.

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Age of intending retirees increasing

Market Research : Finding No: 7533

New research from Roy Morgan shows that in December 2017, the average age of Australians intending to retire in the next 12 months is 61.9 years, up from 58.2 years over the last three years (2014). Despite this increase in average age of intending retirees, their number continues to increase and is currently 415,000, up from 392,000 in 2014 and 326,000 in 2008.

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More than 2.2 million intend to purchase a new vehicle but what fuel?

Market Research : Finding No: 7532

Some 2.26 million Australians intend to purchase a new vehicle in the next four years. This is just below the same period last year (2.29 million) which lead up to the record sales in 2017, making it a very positive outlook for 2018.

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Business Confidence in 2018 driven by larger businesses

Roy Morgan Business Confidence - February 2018 - 120.0

Economic : Finding No: 7528

Roy Morgan Business Confidence was down 3.5pts (-2.8%) to 120.0 in February following the usual seasonal trends which show a dip in Business Confidence usually follows a new year high. However, despite the month-on-month fall, Business Confidence has begun 2018 with the best two-month performance since 2014 – driven largely by businesses with an annual turnover of $5 million or more.

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Australians back at work in February, full-time employment hits record

Roy Morgan Unemployment and Under-employment - February 2018

Economic : Finding No: 7531

12,228,000 Australians were employed in February – an increase of 133,000 over the past year equal to an average of just over 10,000 jobs added per month; The increase in employment year on year was driven entirely by an increase in full-time employment which rose 249,000 to a record high 8,153,000.

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Indonesian Consumer Confidence highest since Jokowi inauguration

Roy Morgan Indonesian Consumer Confidence - January 2018 - 156.5

Economic : Finding No: 7519

Roy Morgan Indonesian Consumer Confidence is up 1.1pts to 156.5 in January 2018 to its highest in more than three years (since November 2014 when Consumer Confidence was 161.4). Consumer Confidence is now a significant 9.1pts higher than a year ago in January 2017 (147.4) and a large 21.9pts above the long-run average (2005-2018) of 134.6.

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Economic Issues dominate Australians’ problems in 2018

Most Important Problems Facing Australia and The World - February 2018

Market Research : Finding No: 7504

In early 2018 new in-depth research exploring the concerns of Australians has found Australians regard economic issues as the major problems facing Australia and the world at large. Concern about an ‘Energy Crisis’ that was worrying Australians last year (15% in October 2017) has receded in Australia, now under 5%, after a largely uneventful summer. But Australians expressed greater concern about politics and the political system.

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Olympics top TV sport ahead of AFL, Comm. Games & Cricket

MCG - The Home of Sport

Market Research : Finding No: 7508

The Olympics – encompassing both Summer and Winter Olympics – is Australia's most popular TV sporting viewing experience with nearly 8.7 million Australians watching the Olympics almost always or occasionally when on TV.

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The rise of the female breadwinner

March 06 2017

With International Women's Day almost upon us, the latest findings from Roy Morgan Research reveal that more women than ever are their household’s main income earner.

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