Sentiment tracker - Economic confidence

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

Consumer confidence is a key indicator of the overall health of the economy. When people feel confident about the stability of their incomes, it influences their spending and saving activities.


Key facts

New Zealanders are increasingly pessimistic for the New Zealand economy over the next 12 months (32% are pessimistic or very pessimistic compared with 27% in June ‘21) - especially those in Auckland (36%) as well as males (37% cf. 28% of females).

Those approaching or at retirement age (60-69 years) have seen the biggest change since our benchmark in June ‘21. They are significantly more likely to say they are pessimistic about the New Zealand economy over the next 12 months (39% cf. 32%).

There is little change to New Zealanders' perceptions of job security. One in five (18%) are at least moderately concerned about their job security.

While 26% of New Zealanders expect their incomes to increase over the coming year, a significantly higher proportion anticipate a decline in income over the next 12 months (21% cf. 17% in June ‘21).

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 contact Elisa Lamb, Consumer Trusted Programme Manager - elisa@consumer.org.nz.

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