TOPS_2020_March

  • 18% of Australians nominated infrastructure as one of the two highest priority issues in Australia today, slightly down from 19% in March 2019. In the March 2020, 7% of Australians nominated transport as one of the two highest priority issues in Australia today, down from 10% in March 2019.
  • 33% of Australians said that the highest priority issue for transport in Australia is public transport improvements, slightly up from 31% in March 2019. This is followed by other issues (22%) and road improvements (22%).
  • 55% of Australians said that transport in their local areas is the same now as one year ago, down from 59% in the March 2019.
  • 15% of Australians said that transport in their local area will be better in one year’s time, slightly up from 14% in the March 2019
  • 16% of Australians think that transport in Australia will be better in one year’s time, slightly down from 17% in the March 2019.
  • 28% of Australians think that transport in Australia will be better in five years, slightly down from 30% in the March 2019.
  • Compared to the launch of TOPS in March 2010, in March 2020 Australians are less confident about transport in their local area (Confidence index: down from 100 to 77), and across Australia in one-year time (Confidence index: down from 100 to 72), and in five years (Confidence index: down from 100 to 75).
  • Australians are less keen on replacing public transport trips with car trips despite being offered a flat fare of 5$ for any Uber/Taxi trip up 5km from their home to a public transport station
  • 54% of Australians would not agree to replace private car trips with public transport trips despite being offered a flat fare of 5$ for any Uber or Taxi trip up 5km from their home to a public transport station.
  • Approximately 36% and 28% of Australian residents scored five for reliability and crowding are among the most important features which Australian residents want to improve, followed by fare level, travel time and frequency
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