Australia percentage seeing item as essential and percentage can't afford

ItemIs it essentialDoesn't have, can't afford
Medical treatment when needed99.7%1.0%
Warm clothes and bedding, if it’s cold 99.6%0.1%
A substantial meal at least once a day99.3%0.1%
Medicines when prescribed by a doctor98.9%0.5%
Dental treatment when needed97.4%4.9%
A decent and secure home96.9%0.3%
When it is cold, able to keep at least one room of the house adequately warm95.4%0.7%
A home with doors and windows that are secure 94.5%0.6%
A yearly dental check-up for each child94.4%3.3%
A roof and gutters that do not leak86.1%2.3%
A telephone (landline or mobile) 84.3%0.1%
A hobby or a regular leisure activity for children84.1%3.4%
Furniture in reasonable condition 82.8%0.3%
Children being able to participate in school trips and school events that cost money82.2%0.9%
A separate bed for each child79.7%0.8%
Getting together with friends or relatives for a drink or meal at least once a month79.4%2.4%
At least $500 in savings for an emergency 79.4%11.3%
A washing machine79.1%0.3%
Home contents insurance 61.7%7.7%
Comprehensive motor vehicle insurance59.1%4.4%
New school clothes for school-age children every year57.3%6.7%
A motor vehicle55.9%2.0%

Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey. From ‘Mapping the Australian Poverty Profile: A Multidimensional Deprivation Approach’, Peter Saunders and Yuvisthi Naidoo, The Australian Economic Review, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 336–50; DOI: 10.1111/1467-8462.12266