Future consumer spending related indicators:
Willingness to spend, expected availability of discretionary funds, saving priorities, expectations about house prices and interest rates, preferred movement in interest rates.
Wisdom of the Masses
Expected likelihood of future events – indicators affecting future consumer behaviour:
Severe economic slowdown, rise in unemployment, imminent climate change, disease, decline in births, large rises in prices of petrol and electricity, other topical issues.
Expected future concerns
Expected level of future concern about issues including cost of living, health, climate change, economic issues, housing affordability, crime, education, and topical issues.
Confidence about the future and opinions about topical issues
Confidence about personal future, future of Australia, and of the world.
Opinions about topical issues including current affairs.