Text description: Families' concerns about finances

Figure 1: Concerns about family financial wellbeing, May–June 2021

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  • Concern about family's current financial situation:
    • Not at all concerned 31%,
    • A little concerned 34%,
    • Somewhat concerned 18%,
    • Very concerned 17%
  • Concern about family's future financial situation:
    • Not at all concerned 24%,
    • A little concerned 36%,
    • Somewhat concerned 20%,
    • Very concerned 21%

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Figure 2: Percentage very concerned about family financial wellbeing, by weekly income,a May–June 2021

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  • <$499
    • Very concerned about family's current financial situation 32%
    • Very concerned about family's future financial situation 37%
  • $500-999
    • Very concerned about family's current financial situation 20%
    • Very concerned about family's future financial situation 26%
  • $1000-1999
    • Very concerned about family's current financial situation 11%
    • Very concerned about family's future financial situation 19%
  • $2000-2999
    • Very concerned about family's current financial situation 7%
    • Very concerned about family's future financial situation 13%
  • $3000-3999
    • Very concerned about family's current financial situation 3%
    • Very concerned about family's future financial situation 6%
  • $4000+
    • Very concerned about family's current financial situation 1%
    • Very concerned about family's future financial situation 4%

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Figure 3: Families' experiences of financial stress, May-June 2021

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  • Could not pay gas, electricity, or telephone bills on time - 18%
  • Could not pay the mortgage or rent on time - 11%
  • Pawned or sold something - 11%
  • Went without meals - 13%
  • Were unable to heat (or cool) home - 10%
  • Asked for financial help from friends or family - 21%
  • Asked for help from a welfare or community organisation - 8%
  • One or more of the above - 33%
  • Two or more of the above - 18%
  • Three or more of the above - 12%

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Figure 4: Experiences of financial stress, by weekly income, May–June 2021

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  • One or more:
    • Less than $499 - 56%
    • Between $500 and $999 - 47%
    • Between $1000 and $1999 - 41%
    • Between $2000 and $2999 - 36%
    • Between $3000 and $3999 - 16%
    • Over $4000 - 6%
  • Two or more:
    • Less than $499 - 36%
    • Between $500 and $999 - 30%
    • Between $1000 and $1999 - 23%
    • Between $2000 and $2999 - 18%
    • Between $3000 and $3999 - 8%
    • Over $4000 - 2%
  • Three or more
    • Less than $499 - 25%
    • Between $500 and $999 - 23%
    • Between $1000 and $1999 - 11%
    • Between $2000 and $2999 - 13%
    • Between $3000 and $3999 - 5%
    • Over $4000 - 0%

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Figure 5: Percentage very concerned about family financial situation, by experience of financial stress, May–June 2021

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  • Concern about family's current financial situation
    • None - 5%
    • one or more - 37%
    • two or more - 51%
    • three or more - 62%
    • all - 17%
  • Concern about family's future financial situation
    • None - 9%
    • one or more - 40%
    • two or more - 49%
    • three or more - 59%
    • all - 21%

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