Magazine article New Zealand Management

Inbox: Executives Expect to Be Better off This Year

Magazine article New Zealand Management

Inbox: Executives Expect to Be Better off This Year

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Some 31 percent of business decisionmakers expect their households to be financially better off in the next 12 months. This compares with 24.4 percent of adult New Zealanders as a whole, according to a Horizon Research survey of 2376 people aged 18+.

Fewer decisionmakers expect to be worse off in the next year (22.8 percent) than the adult population as a whole (27.4 percent). Almost equal numbers of decisionmakers (45.1 percent) and the adult population as a whole (46.2 percent) expect their household financial position will stay the same.

Those earning between $101,000 and $150,000 most expect their households to be better off (48.2 percent).

By sector, those with the highest expectations are working in finance and insurance (39 percent), communications services (33 percent), cafes and restaurants (32.4 percent) and farming, forestry and fishing (30 percent). Agriculture has 30 percent expecting to be better off, manufacturing 28 percent.

Those sectors with lowest numbers expecting to be better off are education (20. …

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