How Australians Pay Snapshot 2016 Consumer Payments Survey


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Card payments

52% of payments are made with a card (trend: rising).

Cash payments

37% of payments are made with cash (trend: falling).

Cheque payments

0.2% of payments are made with cheques (trend: falling).

Online payments

13% of payments are online.

Contactless payments

Two thirds of in-person card payments are contactless.

Mobile phone payments

1 of 50 in-person card payments is made with a mobile phone.

ATM withdrawals

During a typical week 27% of people withdraw money from ATMs.

Money transfers

During a typical week 16% of people transfer money to family or friends.

Automatic payments

During a typical week 65% of people have automatic payments deducted.