Category Archives: QN
VFACTS November 2023 – top tier tussle as Ranger reels in Hilux
Huge numbers in the November VFACTS data, with 112,141 new vehicle sales, making it the second highest month of the year behind the EOFY-backed June. This places the 1.2m yearly…
SMEs enter holiday season with growth ambitions amid economic headwinds
Updates to this research are published monthly. View previous wave. The latest wave of the Fifth Quadrant SME Sentiment Tracker indicates that in the face of escalating business challenges, a significant number of…
a turning point for healthcare affordability?
Is the Medicare Incentive Increase a Turning Point for Healthcare Affordability in Australia? The Australian Government’s decision to significantly increase the bulk billing incentive for GPs, effective from November 1,…
from bills to bytes: Australia’s cashless conundrum
In this blog, we continue our exploration of Australia’s transition towards a cashless society. Following on from our previous post, this piece unpacks the human element, using data from the…
Is Dr Google becoming a real doctor? how Australian GPs are using LLMs
Large language models (LLMs) are a type of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that can predict, generate and understand human language after being trained on large amounts of data. LLMs are still…
paws for thought: decoding Australian’s pet health spending
Australians love their pets, and it shows in their spending habits. According to the Fifth Quadrant Consumer Tracker, Australian pet owners spend an average of $209 per month on their…
SME outlook still positive, but rising interest rates temper optimism
Updates to this research are published monthly. View previous wave. The latest wave of the Fifth Quadrant SME Sentiment Tracker presents a positive picture for SMEs, with profitability and expected revenue continuing to…
VFACTS October new vehicle sales – 1.2m or bust?
Record sales of 106,809 new vehicles in October, putting us over 1m vehicles sold in 2023. Continuing this trend would see the Australian market crack 1.2m vehicles in a single…
understanding ChatGPT usage in Australia: latest fifth quadrant study
Recent research conducted by Fifth Quadrant into Australian consumers show that 70% of the adult population are now aware of ChatGPT, including one quarter that actively engage with the tool….
internship success: 14 transformative months at fifth quadrant
I started my internship at Fifth Quadrant back in June 2022, and the past fourteen months have been filled with a breadth of experiences that have taught me lifelong lessons…