Community pulse 2018: South Australia results


In July, CEDA released the results from the Community pulse 2018 poll for South Australia.

Download South Australia results
Read media release: CEDA national poll: South Australians happier at work; rank energy issues as more important   

CEDA has released the South Australia results from Community pulse 2018: the economic disconnect - polling exploring Australians’ attitudes to work, education, health, community and the economy.

Energy issues including strong regulation of energy security are more important to South Australians compared to other states, while South Australians are more satisfied with their jobs.

Fifty-three per cent of SA respondents were more likely to feel like they have not gained, or don’t know if they have gained from Australia’s record run of economic growth.

On the national issues of greatest importance, South Australians were in line with the national results placing greatest importance on high quality and accessible public hospitals; strong regulation to limit foreign ownership of Australian land/assets; increased pension payments; and high quality and choice of aged care services. However,  they placed greater importance on energy security and slightly greater importance on government support for renewable energy than other states.

The top personal issues in SA aligned nationally with reliable, low cost basic health services; reliable, low cost essential services; access to stable and affordable housing; affordable, high quality chronic disease services; and reduced violence in homes and communities, rating as of high importance.

Release event highlights

These results were released in Adelaide on 26 July 2018. Read the discussion highlights or watch the event here. 

Community pulse 2018: the economic disconnect 

CEDA released the national results for the poll in Community pulse 2018: the economic disconnect on 25 June 2018 in Canberra. Read the national report, and explore related content, here.  CEDA will also host events in Perth and Sydney where we will release state-specific data. State results for Victoria were released on 3 July 2018 and in Queensland on 20 July 2018.

Explore report data: Community pulse interactives

Explore our series of interactives released to coincide with the launch of CEDA's report, Community pulse 2018: the economic disconnect. Discover key insights and share your opinion
on Australia's record economic growth and the benefits to everyday Australians. 


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