Statistics and Indicators

Household finances - adults


    Household finances, 18 years and over, ACT General Health Survey, 2011-2020


    Of the respondents to the 2020 ACT General Health Survey aged 18 years and over who described their household's money situation, 3.0% reported that they are spending more money than they get, 10.6% have just enough money to get through to next pay day, 5.3% have some money left over but they spend it, 48.1% can save a bit of money every now and then and 33.0% can save a lot of money.

    Note: The indicator shows self-reported data collected through Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI). Estimates were weighted to adjust for differences in the probability of selection among respondents and were benchmarked to the estimated residential population using the latest available Australian Bureau of Statistics population estimates.

    Statistically significant differences are difficult to detect for smaller jurisdictions such as the Australian Capital Territory. Sometimes, even large apparent differences may not be statistically significant. This is particularly the case in breakdowns of small populations because the small sample size means that there is not enough power to identify even large differences as statistically significant.

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