4940.0 - Household Impacts of COVID-19 Survey, 14-17 Apr 2020  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/05/2020   
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Infographic showing key statistics on household impacts of COVID-19
Household impacts of COVID-19 include financial, well-being and social measures

  • 1 in 3 people's households are worse off financially
  • 81% of households are able to raise $2,000 in emergency, compared to 84% in 2014
  • 1 in 10 households has drawn down on savings
  • 3% have reduced home loan repayments
  • 1 in 4 Australians received the one-off $750 stimulus payment from the Government. 53% of payment recipients put it into savings. Recipients 65 years and older are more likely to save their stimulus payments (71%)
  • Almost twice as many Australians reported signs of nervousness or restlessness compared to 2017-18. Nervousness has increased from 20% in 2017-18 to 35% in 2020. Restlessness has increased from 24% to 42%
  • Australians are heeding social distancing measures, with fewer people seeing friends and family outside their home in person. In 2014, 76% had done so in the past week, compared to 48% in 2020

Household impacts visual summary