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Where exactly does travel sit among our priorities?


And what’s most important to all age groups?

Home ownership, health, friendship and family ... they’re all important parts of our lives. But which of these elements do we prioritize most, and which the least when it comes to the crunch? 

 

 

A new survey commissioned by comparethemarket.com.au asked 1299 Australians to rate (between one and five) 11 ‘life factors’, from wealth creation to travel and the environment, and showed that above all else, health matters most to Australians. 

 

Overall, among the four age groups polled, family was the next most important life factor followed by (romantic) relationships and friendships. 

 

Surprisingly, under 30 year olds prioritize travel less than any other age group, although they did give it the equal highest score (3.6), while 50-70 year olds and over-70s placed it highest among the age groups relative to other parts of life. 

 

Survey results: The weighted averages for key life factors that Aussies value the most

 

Life factors

Ages

 

Under 30s   

30-50   

50-70   

Over 70s

My career

3.9

3.5

2.4

1.4

Accumulating wealth

3.9

3.7

3.0

2.2

Owning a house

4.0

4.0

4.0

3.7

My health

4.4

4.5

4.7

4.8

Owning a car

3.6

3.5

3.6

3.6

My family

4.4

4.5

4.6

4.5

My friends

4.0

3.9

4.0

3.9

The environment

3.9

3.8

3.7

3.6

My partner or being in a relationship    

4.1

4.1

4.0

3.8

Travelling

3.6

3.6

3.5

3.2

My education

3.8

3.6

2.7

2.2

 

Do you relate to the scores given for your age group?

 


Written by: Mark Harada
Published: 24 May 2019


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