The Early Learning Monitor is a national survey conducted by Essential Research on behalf of Thrive by Five. This research aims to understand how everyday Australians and parents think the early learning system currently works, how it impacts children into adulthood and how important this issue is to their vote. The research surveyed n=4,786 Australians over 18 years old, regardless of whether they had children or not. For more information about how we conducted this research and to read the methodology click here.
Support is higher among participants with university level education (78% support), outer metropolitan residents (75%) and participants on higher incomes (76%).
Agreement is higher among parents with children under school-age (83% agree), parents of children with disability (81%), 18-34 year olds (75%), participants with university level education (75%), participants on higher incomes (73%) and women (71%).
Agreement is higher among parents of children attending centre-based daycare (88% agree), parents with children under school-age (84%), parents of children with disability (83%) and participants with university level education (81%).
In the general population 46% of people agree this is extremely or very important to their voting in Federal elections. This issue is higher with parents of children with disabilities (60%), 18-34 year olds (53%), women (48%) and inner metropolitan residents (48%).
Due to small sample size
We do not have a report for
NT, Tasmania and ACT
*Data not available due to small sample size.