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  • Media Release : Bankwest Shed Index
    The inaugural Shed Index reveals that the 90 of primary shed users are men spending two hours or less a week in the shed generally wood turning spray painting with some even installing a stereo or bar fridge to hang out in their backyard refuge The Shed Index also revealed some disturbing facts around sheds Five per cent of sheds have been burgled with thieves taking off with on average contents worth 1 911 16 per cent of men reported they had an accident in their shed with one in five needing a trip to the doctors Whether women do or do not understand the importance of the Great Aussie Shed there is no doubt that shed time is actually good for relationships with three out of four men said their partner didn t mind them spending time in the back yard Interesting Great Aussie Shed Facts 65 of shed owners enjoy their shed time Contents of the average shed are worth 8 908 00 23 of men say the global financial crisis has stopped them buying tools for their shed good hint for Father s Day gifts 6 of men say they ve used part of the government s stimulus package for their shed 20 say their proudest achievement in their shed is building furniture Download a copy of the full report and a breakdown on each state below Sheds National PDF 24 84375KB Sheds NSW PDF 25 0029296875KB Sheds VIC PDF 25 048828125KB Sheds QLD PDF 25 0390625KB Sheds WA PDF 25 0947265625KB Sheds SA PDF 25 0302734375KB Shed Results PDF 86 8564453125KB 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bankwest.com.au/media-centre/financial-indicator-series/bankwest-shed-index-1269939976142 (2014-07-08)
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  • Media Release : Bankwest Key Worker Housing Affordability 2009
    Workers Housing Affordability survey revealing the uphill battle facing Australia s key workers Despite housing affordability improving marginally in Australia over the past year owning a home in a city they serve remains an unattainable dream for our struggling emergency workers and teachers The Second Annual Bankwest Key Worker Housing Affordability Report was released today to the nation highlighting the uphill battle facing Australia s key workers Our research shows that key workers are still doing it tough across Australia with most being locked out of the property market in the city they serve said Bankwest Retail Chief Executive Ian Corfield These are the essential workers Australians rely on everyday to provide important services and most continue to be priced out of the housing in the communities in which they serve Key workers include nurses teachers police officers fire fighters and ambulance officers Bankwest released our first Key Workers Housing Affordability report in June last year highlighting how house prices were rising faster than key worker earnings Despite house prices in 2009 falling 2 nationally median house prices remain more than five times a key workers annual earnings Download a copy of the full report and a breakdown on each state below Key Worker Housing Affordability Report 2009 PDF 983 3251953125KB Key Worker Housing Affordability National PDF 496 7783203125KB Key Worker Housing Affordability by LGA PDF 271 755859375KB Key Worker Housing Affordability NSW PDF 509 1845703125KB Key Worker Housing Affordability VIC PDF 341 205078125KB Key Worker Housing Affordability QLD PDF 186 935546875KB Key Worker Housing Affordability WA PDF 184 7431640625KB Key Worker Housing Affordability SA PDF 191 1943359375KB Key Worker Housing Affordability ACT PDF 39 8916015625KB Key Worker Housing Affordability TAS PDF 195 35546875KB Key Worker Housing Affordability NT PDF 38 76953125KB Ends all news articles search news media enquiries

    Original URL path: http://www.bankwest.com.au/media-centre/financial-indicator-series/bankwest-key-worker-housing-affordability-2009-1269940012775 (2014-07-08)
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  • Media Release : Bankwest Tax Return Report
    Management The new research by Bankwest shows the average Australian tax refund will be worth 2 351 this financial year with nearly half of taxpayers using their refund to pay off debts rather than spending it as the economic downturn enters its 18th month While millions of Australians will use this year s refund to try and get their finances back in the black the latest report in the Bankwest Social Indicator Series also shows that one in six taxpayers 15 aren t expecting a refund from the tax man in the 2008 09 tax year But not everyone is planning to pay off debts with 27 of taxpayers doing the next best thing and banking this year s return while one in five 18 will spend it on a range of items including white goods electrical devices and holidays The survey showed that Nearly half 41 of Australian taxpayers expect to receive a tax refund of less than 1 000 4 expect a refund of more than 10 000 49 of Australians will use their tax refund to pay off debt One in four 26 Australians rely on their tax return Three quarters 74 don t rely on their tax return More than half of Australians 52 usually pay an accountant to prepare their tax return 38 prepare their tax return themselves 8 ask family of friends to prepare their tax return Download a copy of the full report and a breakdown on each state below Tax Returns Report National Release PDF 24 712890625KB Tax Returns Report NSW PDF 24 5703125KB Tax Returns Report VIC PDF 24 5712890625KB Tax Returns Report QLD PDF 24 544921875KB Tax Returns Report WA PDF 24 61328125KB Tax Returns Report SA PDF 24 560546875KB Tax Return Report ACT PDF 24 505859375KB Ends all news

    Original URL path: http://www.bankwest.com.au/media-centre/financial-indicator-series/bankwest-tax-return-report-1269939967374 (2014-07-08)
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  • Media Release : Bankwest Retiring with the Downturn Survey
    retiring with the downturn survey http s7 addthis com js 250 addthis widget js pubid bwwebadmin Print this page financial indicator series Thu Jun 11 08 54 54 WST 2009 The latest survey in our Social Indicator Series the Bankwest Retiring in the Downturn survey was conducted in April and May 2009 and surveyed 838 Australians either in or approaching retirement The survey was conducted online by Brand Management The survey revealed that 73 or an estimated 2 9 million elderly residents have lost retirement income in the past two years The savage economic downturn means nearly one in five retirees and soon to be retired 16 will be forced to accept a lower standard of living during their retirement years while 13 will delay retirement to try and recoup wealth The report also showed that 34 have had to tighten their belts and cut spending 16 say they will be forced to accept a lower standard of living 19 are considering down sizing selling assets to make ends meet 28 will curtail or cancel their travel and recreational activities Download a copy of the full report and a breakdown on each state below Self Funded Retirees National Report PDF 39 423828125KB Self Funded Retirees Report NSW PDF 39 138671875KB Self Funded Retirees Report VIC PDF 39 2099609375KB Self Funded Retirees Report QLD PDF 39 2509765625KB Self Funded Retirees Report WA PDF 39 275390625KB Self Funded Retirees Report SA PDF 39 560546875KB 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bankwest.com.au/media-centre/financial-indicator-series/bankwest-retiring-with-the-downturn-survey-1269939965171 (2014-07-08)
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  • Media Release : Bankwest First Time Home Buyer Deposit Report
    to save for 3 7 years to raise a deposit to buy a house even taking account of the first home owners grant The report is an unprecedented insight into the uphill battle facing an increasing number of young Australians who need to squirrel away years and years of savings just to afford a deposit It examines first time buyer deposits in 554 local government areas LGAs across Australia based on local incomes In capital cities there are only three LGAs 2 of the total where it takes a first time buyer couple less than two years to save a house deposit In regional Australia first time buyers could save a deposit in under two years in 44 of LGAs To raise a conservative deposit for a house at the median Australian house price of 390 500 a first time buyer couple must raise 78 100 and save 17 296 annually from a combined income of 86 477 taking 3 7 years with the first home owner s grant of 14 000 Data for the First Time Buyer Deposit Report is derived from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Census 2006 the ABS Wage Cost index with house prices from Residex Download a copy of the full report and a breakdown on each state below First Time Home Buyers Deposit Report PDF 1359 1484375KB First Time Home Buyers National Report PDF 1064 869140625KB First Time Home Buyers Report NSW PDF 646 5166015625KB First Time Home Buyers Report VIC PDF 586 5087890625KB First Time Home Buyers Report QLD PDF 297 1884765625KB First Time Home Buyers Report WA PDF 293 8740234375KB First Time Home Buyers Report SA PDF 283 05078125KB First Time Home Buyers Report TAS PDF 299 8984375KB First Time Home Buyers Report NT PDF 60 408203125KB Ends all news articles search

    Original URL path: http://www.bankwest.com.au/media-centre/financial-indicator-series/bankwest-first-time-home-buyer-deposit-report-1269941716508 (2014-07-08)
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  • Media Release : Bankwest Living with the Downturn Survey
    with the Downturn survey was conducted between September 2008 and March this year and surveyed 1 144 Australians across all age groups and educational and professional backgrounds The survey revealed just over half of all Australians have not adjusted their finances in response to the worsening economic downturn and 52 would struggle to cope with losing their jobs the latest Bankwest survey report has found The report which found that 43 are barely able to make ends meet is a sobering snapshot of how the unprecedented downturn of the past six months has hit home with millions of Australians failing to put sufficient money aside to cover life s set backs Worse still one in three Australians 38 don t save a cent on a monthly basis while only one in four 23 save more than 10 of their savings each month further reinforcing they are not preparing for the recession Not only are they not saving enough to insulate themselves from the downturn they could not cope with a range of every day set backs The survey s findings are timely less than a week after predictions in the Federal Budget that the unemployment rate will rise to 8 5 in the next two years Download a copy of the full report and a breakdown on each state below Living with the Downturn Survey National PDF 25 2685546875KB Living with the Downturn Survey NSW PDF 25 2763671875KB Living with the Downturn Survey VIC PDF 25 3310546875KB Living with the Downturn Survey QLD PDF 25 2685546875KB Living with the Downturn Survey WA PDF 25 341796875KB Living with the Downturn Survey SA PDF 25 349609375KB Living with the Downturn Survey TAS PDF 25 326171875KB Ends all news articles search news media enquiries all journalist enquiries should be directed to Russell Quinn

    Original URL path: http://www.bankwest.com.au/media-centre/financial-indicator-series/bankwest-living-with-the-downturn-survey-1269939952410 (2014-07-08)
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  • Media Release : Bankwest Residential Stamp Duty Report 2008
    national stamp duty stakes across Australia by comparing the stamp duty burden as a percentage of household income median stamp duty bills and stamp duty as a percentage of property prices The latest in bankwest s on going Financial Indicator Series the Stamp Duty Report examines data at the local government level LGA The groundbreaking research found that stamp duty on the typical Australian home has soared 59 over the past five years almost double the rise in household income over the same period It reveals that more than 53 billion of stamp duty receipts both residential and commercial have been paid to State and Territory Governments over the past five years while annual stamp duty revenues increased 77 over the period The Residential Stamp Duty Report helps explain why Australians are finding it difficult to enter the housing market and highlights how more than half of all state governments are benefiting from threshold limits that have not been changed to reflect higher property values The data was sourced from State Government Revenue Offices the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Residex Download a copy of the full report and a breakdown on each state below Bankwest Residential Stamp Duty Report 2008 Media Release PDF 2448 525390625KB Residential Stamp Duty Report 2008 PDF 525 720703125KB Residential Stamp Duty Report 2008 QLD PDF 247 1640625KB Residential Stamp Duty Report 2008 NSW PDF 268 6064453125KB Residential Stamp Duty Report 2008 VIC PDF 255 1220703125KB Residential Stamp Duty Report 2008 WA PDF 244 712890625KB Residential Stamp Duty Report 2008 TAS PDF 258 77734375KB Residential Stamp Duty Report 2008 SA PDF 243 1396484375KB Residential Stamp Duty Report 2008 NT PDF 88 775390625KB Stamp Duty Maps Stamp Duty Maps 2008 PDF 3597 4462890625KB Ends all news articles search news media enquiries all journalist enquiries should be

    Original URL path: http://www.bankwest.com.au/media-centre/financial-indicator-series/bankwest-residential-stamp-duty-report-2008-1269940654928 (2014-07-08)
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  • Media Release : Bankwest Key Worker Housing Affordability 2008
    Bankwest key worker housing affordability 2008 http s7 addthis com js 250 addthis widget js pubid bwwebadmin Print this page financial indicator series Mon Jun 02 15 45 47 WST 2008 The inaugural BankWest Key Worker Housing Affordability survey identifies key worker groups in Australia nurses teachers police officers fire fighters and ambulance officers and the affordability of buying a house in the communities they serve The survey shows housing affordability has rapidly deteriorated over the past five years for Australia s 480 000 nurses teachers police officers fire fighters and ambulance officers with more than 80 of capital city council areas too expensive for key workers to buy a house in 2007 compared with about 50 in 2002 The report has analysed house prices in all available local government areas 540 LGAs across Australia and cross referenced them against key worker earning by state Download a copy of the full report and a breakdown on each state below Key Worker Housing Affordability Report 2008 PDF 1749 4150390625KB Key Worker Housing Affordability National 2008 PDF 1770 2822265625KB Key Worker Housing Affordability WA 2008 PDF 423 6640625KB Key Worker Housing Affordability NSW 2008 PDF 1798 404296875KB Key Worker Housing Affordability VIC 2008 PDF 808 3984375KB Key Worker Housing Affordability QLD 2008 PDF 479 1142578125KB Key Worker Housing Affordability SA 2008 PDF 447 1728515625KB Key Worker Housing Affordability TAS 2008 PDF 670 697265625KB Key Worker Housing Affordability by LGA 2008 PDF 256 4541015625KB 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bankwest.com.au/media-centre/financial-indicator-series/bankwest-key-worker-housing-affordability-2008-1269944470639 (2014-07-08)
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