Sentiment tracker - Biggest financial concern

Tracking New Zealanders’ opinions on a range of issues, the Sentiment Tracker is a nationally representative study.

Major financial concerns can influence quality of life, savings levels, and day-to-day expenses. We asked New Zealanders to rank their top three financial concerns.


Key facts

Large out-of-pocket expenses such as rent, education, healthcare and unexpected costs are the predominant financial concerns for the majority of households. Mortgage payments is a higher concern among males (65% compared with females, 49%).

Females were more likely to rank living costs, such as the cost of food and groceries, as their number one financial concern (35% compared with 27% of males).

Media inquiries

If you're a journalist or researcher and would like to obtain exclusive data insights for a story, feel free to get in touch with Gemma or Raksha today.

Gemma Rasmussen Gemma Rasmussen
Head of Communications
and Campaigns

021 891 985
gemma@consumer.org.nz
Raksha Nand Raksha Nand
Communications advisor

027 215 0456
raksha@consumer.org.nz

Business inquiries

If you are interested in purchasing more detailed Consumer sentiment data - including a comprehensive insights report and the data in spreadsheet form - please get in touch with Chris Green.

Gemma Rasmussen Chris Green
Business Programmes manager
021 340 563
chris@consumer.org.nz

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