Media Commentary from the McCrindle team

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

As Australia’s leading social researchers, the senior research team at McCrindle are actively involved in media commentary. From demographic analysis and future forecasts, to communication of key research findings and the identification of social trends, at McCrindle we are passionate about communicating insights in clear, accessible and useable ways.

Some of our recent media commentary includes:

Jobs of the future

The last few years of disruption has shown us that any role that can be replaced by technology will be.While technology is great for automating systems and replacing repetitive functions, it is not strong at adapting to complex change and engaging with people. Mark McCrindle speaks to The Daily Edition about how students can future proof their careers and skills. Watch it here.


Trends of 2016

From Donald Trump to Brexit, dabbing, bottle flipping and Pokemon Go, Mark McCrindle speaks to The Daily Edition about some of the biggest trends of 2016, including the 2016 word of the year which was Post Truth, and demographic milestones for Australia including reaching a population of 24 million people in February, and Sydney hitting a population of 5 million. Watch it here.

Trends of 2017

Rise of the local, growth of lifestyle cities, DIY everything, the Gig-economy and post-rationalism are the top five trends Mark McCrindle has identified for 2017. Mark joins the team from The Daily Edition to discuss the trends forecasted for 2017. Watch it here.



Melbourne growing faster than Sydney

After being voted the world’s most liveable city for the sixth year in a row, Melbourne property prices have grown faster than those of Sydney over the last year. With Melbourne being forecast to become Australia’s biggest city by 2050, Mark McCrindle attributes the diversified economy, lower house prices and its reputation as the fashion and cultural capital to its growth. Read the article here.


Are passive aggressive notes breaking down Sydney's sense of community?

The rise of anonymous, sarcastic signs left by Sydneysiders is seen to be breaking down communities. While this sort of behaviour is often seen on social media, Mark McCrindle says we don’t see so much of it normal civil interactions. When we are face to face, people aren’t nearly as sarcastic or nasty. Behind the venomous notes and social media posts, we really get a sense of the angst and frustration that is modern, busy stressful life. Read the article here.


Baby Name trends

Mark McCrindle has made his baby name predictions for 2017. He says longer and more culturally diverse names will be popular in 2017. Names beginning with X, Y and Z are also predicted to be huge, including Zander and Zephyr for boys, and Zyla and Zelda for girls. Read the article here.


Aussie parents are opting for sophistication and substance over quirky spellings or compound names, with gender neutral names back in vogue. Mark McCrindle predicts te top 10 ‘rising stars’ of 2017 for girls names were likely to be Addison, Penelope, Ariana, Frankie, Charlie, Elsie, Aurora, Billie, Lilian and Aisha. For the boys, McCrindle predicts Harvey, Beau, Chase, Theodore, Carter, Spencer, Ali, Harley, Darcy and Fletcher will be the rising stars for boys names next year. Read the article here.


Outsourcing

The growing trend of finding others to do the jobs we hate has made the Christmas of 2016 a far cry from festive seasons past. “As for outsourcing, that is certainly a growing trend, especially around Christmas time when the shops are busy and perhaps there is a task that we don’t feel confident in completing, that we can have someone else complete for us,” says Ashley Fell from McCrindle. Read the article here.



Home ownership and renting

Sydney is turning into a city of renters as rising prices force more people to ditch the home owning dream. McCrindle research director Eliane Miles said while home ownership was still a major aspiration, it was ­simply affordability stopping young people from buying. “We did some research that showed 90 per cent of Australians still want to strive towards owning their own home,” Ms Miles said. “It’s still the Aussie dream, it’s just more difficult and I think for young people it seems incredibly far off.” Read the article here.


Welcome to our blog...

We have a passion for research that tells a story, that can be presented visually, that brings about change and improves organisations. And we hope these resources help you know the times.

Our Social Media Sites

Facebook | McCrindle Research Social Media YouTube | McCrindle Research Social Media Twitter | McCrindle Research Social Media Flickr | McCrindle Research Social Media Pinterest | McCrindle Research Social Media Google Plus | McCrindle Research Social Media LinkedIn | McCrindle Research Social Media Mark McCrindle Slideshare


Last 150 Articles


Tags

average Australian nfp princess charlotte brands Northern Beaches public holiday February 16 market research educhat Christchurch mccrindle tea salary professional speaker 23 million communication Queensland VIC the lucky country millenials neutral bay acf15 Financial Planning Association of Australia organisational culture earnings national private wealth relational school students christmas trees Christmas presents urban development mccrindle research emerging technologies sector wide study gender TED hunger christianity aged care JOMO VET sector research visualisation Melbourne poker master collaboration earn future of education Hills Shire Council resilience New Zeland life australian social research Australians SMSF not-for-profit fresh Adelaide australia christmas 2017 religion 2013 residents Aussies baby name coffee lovers logan baby name trends the changing face of the hills Sydney keynote speaker survey middle class local community impact census data future-proof mccrinlde child care Real Estate meetings economy Christmas data demography teaching marrickville wealth distribution sydney speaker budget hopes shbc Channel 7 manly cash bureau staff Real Estate Institute of Victoria Work place public speaking wolloomooloo home Tuesday Trends Population Clock local property presentation volunteers belief Royals event quote Vocational education learning styles baby names australia report sydney event Australian Families System's Architect Bathburst sports Valentine’s Day NBRS megatrends rich schools students communities high school office space demographic trends cars education future infographic change conference presentation cultural diversity pharmacy program village clothing jobs of the future geomapping wealth Canberra NSW follow education research internet vegetarian dreams professional development earning click royal influence generational trends future proofing award winner shopper's pick states money wealth and income healthy future SA marriages food online society children analysis blaxland lalor park rise of local casual financial future shopping centre thought leadership Northern Beaches Christian School new york times buildings consumer urban living index challenge volunteering baby names live the dream screenagers spend business index communications Australian communities friendship moderators guide 2012 renter of the future potts point emerging generations volunteering data capital city millionth participants What is food insecurity? REIV National Conference mortgage environmental scanning leadership social impact weather families new office forecast speajer sustainable younger generations Gen Y water Macquarie University dare to dream coffee Mark McCrindle in the media Merry Christmas 2016 census 2016 census results define trend tuesday real going out entertainment VET seasons greetings townhouses offenders winter blues census workplace culture work from home suburb cooking ACF2017 demographic transformations survey design divorce Generation X Hornsby Shire Council demographer ageing population results DIY mover and shaker happy holidays entrepreneurial millennials emerging trends mining boom collaborative CPI woolworths Sydney’s south west perth social issues ipswich commuting 2015 jobs education learning culturally diverse hobart trends of 2017 sector financial fears New Zealand population map ethnography housing market dream teacher REIV Conference goals post rationalism monarchy ageing medicine generation alpha census results wealth and income distribution 1980 mother's day publication #censusfail statistics university degree Hunter Valley australian communities trends report darwin social enquiry training Western Australia research Births Financial Planning Week Australia Day 2017 Assistant Store Manager family DESTEL small business customer easy rider Engineering Manager area school personal growth hornsby property development World Water Day Research Director society trends eliane energy tv slideshare social researcher population milestone NFP event work-life social change Generation Y contiki housing affordability google workshop victoria cold Sydney Hills Business Chamber Australia street The Daily Edition gig google for education McCrindle Speakers financial selfie giving tuesday Sydney population ease of travel income ideas year 12 Research Executive transport summer McCrindle Speaker media activity language politics census fail kate middleton Gen X case study baby names report speakers growth of sydney baby name predictions award English Australian Home australian parents social analyst Australian Trends WA visualisation trades storytelling house price rise train aussie culture Australian Bureau of Statistics ashley mckenzie baby digital economy brand future proof litter TAS thrive commuters young australians product home owner Word Up suburbs Jura Coffee sydneycity youth unemployment list entrepreneurs of today moreton bay unemployment Lower Hunter Region sunburnt country research report gen alpha cica global financial crisis tertiary education Channel Seven focus groups Kirsten Brewer know the times workforce australian community trends report 24 million Myth housing trends state in the media the australian dream friends alpha ACF commute showreel Love newspaper Retail Tasmania NT Cobbitty-Leppington sydney metro royal TEDx trends of 2016 social lives forum focus group world youth day holidays visual conference speaker media release Lower Hunter twentyseventeen Australian demographics teachers priorities household 40 million social trends financial independence 2014 growing population graphs McCrindle Keynote Speakers 1994 renting digital micro office opening IT Specialists learner global generations Christmas day mobile conferences omnibus gig economy affordability FOMO Res Vis government relevant goal Andrew Duffin 10 years socialising ACT breakfast divorce rate builders mateship ABS Australian Dream pyrmont Territory travel work mates sydneysider sydney market Netflix global January 26th parenting retirement internship generations education future report SMART cost educated daily commute optus my business awards sydney property market toys Wagga Wagga who is generation z rental stress purpose home ownership food insecurity motivate easter South Australia New South Wales bondi young people leader 2020 wage The ABC of XYZ long weekend social research data Gen Z Expert house prices HSC Sydney Lifestyle Study ACF17 dessert Black Friday Sales not for profit research Australian community trends qualitative research internships presentations donation hello fresh Christmas in Australia social life world average aussie proactive Christmas Stats Black Friday NBRS Architecture rent Christmas lunch nativity scene care support personalities australians staying home more tips repayments consumerism dreaming entrepreneur aged care puzzle investment Australian schools optimistic domestic panel youth Christmas day weather Australian Census narcissism school satisfaction australian communities forum Christmas season demographic supply and demand Australia Day faux-cilising not for profit experience typical australian celebration sector wide the great screenage work Sydney US land of the middle class apartments teach faux-ciliser faux-cilise menai Performance Sentiment Index Scouts social commentary Black Friday in Australia Deaths finance culture data analyst Business analysis investing gold coast events national wealth wellbeing criminal Elderslie-Harrington park organisations ACF 2016 screenage gen z research pack house price stats business performance high density office households australian real estate Australian Communities Trends employmer housing growth baby boom high density apartments Northern beaches Event interactive James Ward business women charities public transport safe ultimo McCridle news tea rain mythbusters curiosity hills shire chairty ferry resource daily telegraph Geoff Brailey meals crime average sydneysider mythbusting royal family bus house lifestyle debt networking Duchess of Cambridge year 7 shifts Jura Australia 1975 happiness keynote speaker cost of living car staying in social analysis Australian Population winter Charlotte community event high density living social commentator TED talk urban living researcher financial dreams etiquette professional services food bank research services PSI Social Trend equip responsive education sector christmas professional paying to work group Kiwi public speaker rule keeper insights Wodonga careers trend marriage FPA capital cities report low density shopping tattoos SRE affordable learn balance community engagement Maxim Accounting living snapshot faith plans the hills shire Education Future Forum 2016 changing face of sydney socialites 1968 group session the average aussie university generation Aussie ACT Report overcast rising house prices waverton weekly earnings charity unaffordable recap population names study forecasting CBD grandparents brisbane intern leadership workshop engagement cultural diveristy donate brand experience authenticity Wellington men cancel plans city Christmas research sun spirituality cancelling event facts keynote local communities innovation anzac research on coffee greatness career 24,000,000 church debate infographics census 2016 social media student research data non profit stay home property price innovative Willowdale Financial Planning Association schools urban taskforce Queensland: QLD Northern Territory trends Mark McCrindle social marketing housing video global retail identity wealth inequality community pharmacies national crime rates royal baby wedding investor Do It Yourself technology choice workers story cloudy days data visualisation father's day future TDE cartodb grave decision future of shopping social shifts property market travelling teleworking vegemite outsourcing owning a home futurist baby boomers students increasing densification employmee GPO speaker couple financial planning mentor seasons christian huffington post sydneysiders "know the times" media employers cancelling plans social researchers wages professional presenters employment annual income norwest sydney hills urban Caregiver eliane miles generation Z ashley fell media commentary speakers pack tableau TEDx Speaker micro apartments EFF holiday 2017 deloitte volunteer Crime Rates demographics environment growth apartment infographic wall suburban living skills Skilling prince george engage economic trends analyst future of work online shopping communicate mccrindle in the media sunny days fears NEETs sentiments optus population growth conference hills poor in depth interviews workplace crows nest mccrindle insight Tuesday Trend Mount Annan-Currant Hill

Archive