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  • Media Release : Bankwest Family Pooch Index
    their initial purchase of the pup of 585 Over the average life span of a dog ten years this equates to more than 25 000 Not surprisingly pet food and other gourmet doggy treats gobble up the bulk of the annual cost 1200 This was followed by veterinary costs at 450 per year and additional dog care such as grooming dog walking dog dietician and a dog trainer at 405 each per year The research also revealed what many of us have suspected for a long time namely that half of Aussie pet owners consider their pet to be equally important as their kids An overwhelming 96 per cent of respondents consider their pet as a member of their family The old saying that a dog s life is cheap certainly doesn t ring true for most Australians Bankwest Retail CEO Vittoria Shortt said This research shows that the average Australian family is prepared to pay in excess of 25 000 over the average life time of their family dog This is for just one dog many people have more than one dog so they are paying out even more Given this is such a large amount of money it s not surprising that 96 per cent of respondents said they consider their pet as a member of their family If you are looking for a cheaper alternative for a family pet it seems a fish and then pet bird are the way to go Respondents that own a pet fish said yearly costs run at 610 to care for the pet Birds however are slightly more expensive in their upkeep costing an Aussie family 810 each year Cats cost on average 1 772 per year Download a copy of the full report and a breakdown on each state below

    Original URL path: http://www.bankwest.com.au/media-centre/financial-indicator-series/bankwest-family-pooch-index-1269940000397 (2014-07-08)
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  • Media Release : Bankwest Inherited Housing Report 2010
    latest in Bankwest s on going Financial Indicator Series has revealed that more than 400 billion worth of property assets are likely to change hands over the next 15 years as part of an unprecedented baton change of wealth between generations according to the latest Bankwest Financial Indicators Series report Never before has such a vast reservoir of wealth moved between generations as an increasing number of Veterans aged 70 plus succumb to old age and pass on a vast pool of property assets to their adult children This enormous bounty of wealth will be greatly expanded as older Baby Boomers also start to pass away over the coming years and leave behind billions of dollars worth of property The latest Bankwest Financial Indicator Series report Inherited Housing Report 2010 reveals that a combination of rising property prices an ageing population and high home ownership rates will combine to produce a perfect storm with record intergenerational wealth transfer or inheritance Bankwest Retail CEO Vittoria Shortt said the Inherited Housing Wealth Report was based on ABS census data and life expectancy figures and showed that 407 billion worth of housing assets is projected to be inherited by Australians over the next 15 years Download a copy of the full report and a breakdown on each state below Inherited Housing Report PDF 106 03515625KB Inherited Housing Report National PDF 93 8671875KB Inherited Housing Report VIC PDF 97 3486328125KB Inherited Housing Report NSW PDF 96 732421875KB Inherited Housing Report QLD PDF 97 435546875KB Inherited Housing Report WA PDF 95 5849609375KB Inherited Housing Report SA PDF 94 6708984375KB Inherited Housing Report TAS PDF 77 572265625KB Ends all news articles search news media enquiries all journalist enquiries should be directed to Russell Quinn 0477 329 447 general enquiries call 13 17 19 business enquiries call

    Original URL path: http://www.bankwest.com.au/media-centre/financial-indicator-series/bankwest-inherited-housing-report-2010-1269940011556 (2014-07-08)
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  • Media Release : Bankwest Financial Fitness Index
    com js 250 addthis widget js pubid bwwebadmin Print this page financial indicator series Tue Feb 16 13 12 57 WST 2010 The latest in Bankwest s on going Social Indicator Series has revealed that the benefits of the economic recovery have yet to be felt by many Australians as the number of financially unfit people continues to increase The second annual Bankwest Financial Fitness Index has revealed that nearly one in three 28 Australians were Financially Unfit compared to 22 this time last year as the economy stalled and the Global Financial Crisis GFC deepened Once again women bore the brunt of the bad news with more females Financially Unfit 32 than men 25 Generation Y also continued to struggle with their finances over the year with 34 Financially Unfit Despite the market rebound and signs we ve shrugged off the worst of the GFC our research shows even more Australians are doing it tough and struggling to manage their finances Bankwest spokesperson Adrian Bradley said The latest Financial Fitness Index shows that an extra six per cent of Australians became financially unfit over the past twelve months Download a copy of the full report and a breakdown on each state below Financial Fitness Report PDF 184 3154296875KB Financial Fitness National PDF 99 341796875KB Financial Fitness NSW PDF 98 8662109375KB Financial Fitness VIC PDF 98 990234375KB Financial Fitness QLD PDF 99 09375KB Financial Fitness WA PDF 98 8642578125KB Financial Fitness SA PDF 99 083984375KB Ends all news articles search news media enquiries all journalist enquiries should be directed to Russell Quinn 0477 329 447 general enquiries call 13 17 19 business enquiries call 13 7000 careers media centre site map terms conditions accessibility privacy policy financial hardship 2014 Copyright Bankwest a division of Commonwealth Bank of Australia Bankwest ABN

    Original URL path: http://www.bankwest.com.au/media-centre/financial-indicator-series/bankwest-financial-fitness-index-1269939994138 (2014-07-08)
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  • Media Release : Bankwest Cost of Kids and School Report
    s7 addthis com js 250 addthis widget js pubid bwwebadmin Print this page financial indicator series Mon Jan 25 11 34 41 WST 2010 The latest in Bankwest s on going Social Indicator Series has revealed that almost 400 000 Australian parents are choosing a good time over private schools in a challenge to the widely held notion that parents are willing to go without for their childrens education The Bankwest Cost of Kids and School report has revealed that almost a third of all private school parents would pull their kids out of school before sacrificing everyday luxuries like going to the movies or a holiday According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics more than 1 1 million children are educated in the private school system The latest Bankwest Social Indicator Series report shows that nearly 40 of Australians say they are not willing to forgo leisure recreation activities going out to dinner with friends yoga classes movies etc to cover private education costs while one in three say education costs wouldn t get in the way of a holiday Download a copy of the full report and a breakdown on each state below Cost of Kids and School National PDF 51 0830078125KB Cost of Kids and School NSW PDF 51 26171875KB Cost of Kids and School VIC PDF 51 2900390625KB Cost of Kids and School QLD PDF 51 45703125KB Cost of Kids and School WA PDF 51 5693359375KB Cost of Kids and School SA PDF 51 2666015625KB Ends all news articles search news media enquiries all journalist enquiries should be directed to Russell Quinn 0477 329 447 general enquiries call 13 17 19 business enquiries call 13 7000 careers media centre site map terms conditions accessibility privacy policy financial hardship 2014 Copyright Bankwest a division of Commonwealth Bank

    Original URL path: http://www.bankwest.com.au/media-centre/financial-indicator-series/bankwest-cost-of-kids-and-school-report-1269939985495 (2014-07-08)
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  • Media Release : Bankwest Toy Treasure Trove Report
    Australian parents have the deepest pockets nationally shelling out 684 in toys this year compared to spendthrift New South Wales mums and dads who are only willing to outlay 546 Nationally parents are prepared to spend up to 289 on a single toy with WA parents again digging deeper shelling out 351 for a single toy while NSW parents put a brake on spending at 248 Australian kids rooms are veritable Aladdin s Caves when it comes to toys and games and that s set to continue as parents buy up big for Christmas this year Bankwest spokesman Andy Weir said And while it looks like the worst of the Global Financial Crisis may be behind us just over half of parents 55 per cent say they plan to reduce their spending on toys this year including 16 per cent who plan to reduce toy spending a lot Mr Weir also said the report plotted an interesting change in parent s attitude towards buying toys throughout the year In years gone by most children only expected to receive toys at Christmas or their birthdays but Toy Treasure Trove shows that 52 per cent of Australian parents now buy toys for their children throughout the year regardless Mr Weir said Interestingly the report also shows that many parents use toys as an inducement to modify their children s behaviour with one in three mums and dads saying they buy toys to reward better school performance Download a copy of the full report and a breakdown on each state below Toy Treasure Trove Report National PDF 24 40234375KB Toy Treasure Trove Report NSW PDF 24 427734375KB Toy Treasure Trove Report VIC PDF 24 44140625KB Toy Treasure Trove Report QLD PDF 24 48828125KB Toy Treasure Trove Report WA PDF 24 392578125KB Toy Treasure

    Original URL path: http://www.bankwest.com.au/media-centre/financial-indicator-series/bankwest-toy-treasure-trove-report-1269939981602 (2014-07-08)
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  • Media Release : Bankwest Cash Report
    Small Business media centre overview news archive financial indicator series contact us rates fees find us security Log on to Online Banking Personal Online Banking Business Share Trading Insurance More Rewards Business Rewards Search home about us media centre news archive Bankwest cash report Bankwest cash report http s7 addthis com js 250 addthis widget js pubid bwwebadmin Print this page financial indicator series Mon Nov 09 16 00 06 WST 2009 The inaugural Bankwest Cash Report is the latest research to be released in the Bankwest Financial Indicator Series The report has debunked the common myth that Australia is getting closer to a cashless society It found Australians have a whopping 2092 in cash on average stashed in their pockets or floating around their homes and cars The Bankwest Cash Report uses data from the Reserve Bank of Australia the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian payments Clearing Association and is the latest in Bankwest s Financial and Social Indicator Series Download a copy of the full report below Bankwest Cash Report Media Release National PDF 26 384765625KB Bankwest Cash Report Media Release WA PDF 26 2490234375KB Cash Report PDF 143 494140625KB Ends all news articles search news media enquiries all journalist enquiries should be directed to Russell Quinn 0477 329 447 general enquiries call 13 17 19 business enquiries call 13 7000 careers media centre site map terms conditions accessibility privacy policy financial hardship 2014 Copyright Bankwest a division of Commonwealth Bank of Australia Bankwest ABN 48 123 123 124 AFSL Australian credit licence 234945 All rights reserved To use this Website you are required to read the Financial Services Guide which you agree to be provided by accessing the link Bankwest is a division of Commonwealth Bank of Australia which is the product issuer unless otherwise

    Original URL path: http://www.bankwest.com.au/media-centre/financial-indicator-series/bankwest-cash-report-1269940014021 (2014-07-08)
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  • Media Release : Bankwest Kids Piggy Bank Report
    and educational and professional backgrounds revealed that 28 per cent of parents admitted to pinching money from their child s money box to pay for anything from a litre of milk to funding a new air conditioner The latest research in the Bankwest Social Indicator Series showed on a brighter note that 58 per cent of parents give their kids pocket money with the average amount totalling 10 68 per week NSW kids are Australia s best paid at 12 40 a week while South Australian youngsters struggle to get by on 8 70 Nearly three out of four parents set conditions for pocket money 74 per cent the most common being performing chores around the house 83 per cent good behaviour 50 per cent and good school performance 20 per cent Other interesting facts detailed in the Piggy Bank facts Spending pocket money 53 of parents closely monitor what their kids spend pocket money on 3 have no idea what kids spend pocket money on 68 of kids spend their pocket money on games or toys 47 of kids spend their pocket money on food or sweets 34 of kids spend their pocket money on entertainment Chores performed to earn pocket money 1 Tidy room 86 2 Make bed 67 3 Clean kitchen 57 4 Feed pets 43 5 Fold washing 25 6 Vacuum sweep floor 25 7 Wash car 15 Download a copy of the full report and a breakdown on each state below Pocket Money National PDF 25 783203125KB Pocket Money NSW PDF 25 83203125KB Pocket Money VIC PDF 25 8046875KB Pocket Money QLD PDF 25 7412109375KB Pocket Money WA PDF 25 8095703125KB Pocket Money SA PDF 25 697265625KB Ends all news articles search news media enquiries all journalist enquiries should be directed to Russell Quinn 0477

    Original URL path: http://www.bankwest.com.au/media-centre/financial-indicator-series/bankwest-kids-piggy-bank-report-1269939980058 (2014-07-08)
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  • Media Release : Bankwest Employment Hotspots Report
    hotspots report Bankwest employment hotspots report http s7 addthis com js 250 addthis widget js pubid bwwebadmin Print this page financial indicator series Mon Sep 07 16 17 48 WST 2009 Today Bankwest released the latest research in its Financial Indicator Series the inaugural Employment Hotspots Report The research has identified 20 regions across Australia that are shrugging off the economic downturn and could lead Australia out of the Global Financial Crisis These 20 growth zones are the first areas to emerge from the downturn and have each recorded at least a five per cent increase in employment since the crisis began in November 2007 The hotspots identified by the Bankwest Employment Growth Corridors report as having the strongest employment growth since November 2007 are East Metropolitan Perth 13 in WA lower Northern Sydney 13 in NSW and South Eastern NSW 11 While the Report further underlines optimism that Australia is starting to emerge from the economic downturn it also identified 20 regions where employment has fallen since the start of the downturn Download a copy of the full report and a breakdown on each state below Employment Growth Media Release PDF 69 0244140625KB Employment Growth Corridors Report PDF 1055 1220703125KB Employment Growth NSW PDF 68 888671875KB Employment Growth VIC PDF 65 48046875KB Employment Growth QLD PDF 63 9189453125KB Employment Growth WA PDF 67 830078125KB Employment Growth SA PDF 66 208984375KB Employment Growth TAS PDF 62 2021484375KB Ends all news articles search news media enquiries all journalist enquiries should be directed to Russell Quinn 0477 329 447 general enquiries call 13 17 19 business enquiries call 13 7000 careers media centre site map terms conditions accessibility privacy policy financial hardship 2014 Copyright Bankwest a division of Commonwealth Bank of Australia Bankwest ABN 48 123 123 124 AFSL Australian credit licence

    Original URL path: http://www.bankwest.com.au/media-centre/financial-indicator-series/bankwest-employment-hotspots-report-1269940015186 (2014-07-08)
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