The Australia Institute conducted an online survey in April 2013. Respondents were sourced from a reputable independent online source and they earn reward points to participate. Results were post weighted (n = 1,407) by age and gender based on the profile of the adult Australian population. Small variations in sample size can occur from rounding errors as a result of the weighting process.
Has a company you have worked for ever invited you to be part of an employee share or equity plan?
The results show that only a small percentage, 20% of males and 11% of females, in the survey have been invited to participate in an employee share plan. The highest prevalence was in participants aged between 25-34, closely followed by participants aged 45-54. Salary also impacted the likelihood of participation in a plan with salaries above $60,000 more likely to offered equity. The highest bracket being those earning above $150,000.