Sentiment tracker - Current savings

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

How confident New Zealanders feel about savings can indicate how optimistic they are about their finances. Respondents were asked about their current level of savings that they have accumulated within the past three months as well as their level of satisfaction with those savings.


Key facts

28% of New Zealanders indicated they have been unable to save anything in the past three months. Women fare worse than men.

Close to one in five females indicate they have no savings (18%) compared with one in 10 men (11%) and feel more anxious about how they’ve saved (31% compared with 23% of males). One in five New Zealanders aged 50-59 indicate they have no savings - the highest percentage across all age groups. They’re also significantly less likely to be satisfied with their current level of savings (17% compared with the average of 24%) as they approach retirement.

Media inquiries

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Gemma Rasmussen Gemma Rasmussen
Head of Communications
and Campaigns

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Communications advisor

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Business inquiries

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Gemma Rasmussen Chris Green
Business Programmes manager
021 340 563
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