The majority of millennials are living paycheque to paycheque according to a recent survey by HowMuch.net
Now while this survey was conducted in America, I’m sure the same applies here.
They found that 51.8% of those aged 18-34 have less than $1,000 held between bank accounts and cash savings.
Visual Capitalist summarised the findings in this Infographic:
YOUNGER VS. OLDER MILLENNIALS
The broad survey data can be further divided into “younger” and “older” millennial segments: those aged 18-24, vs. those between 25-34.
Based on the survey question, an intuitive expectation would be that younger millennials are much more likely to have less than $1,000 in savings.
After all, many of the people in this group would still be in school, and many are struggling with student debt.
However, the difference is far less than one may expect.
While it is true that 57.6% of the younger demographic has less than $1,000 in savings, the older group is not much better off with almost half (47.1%) of them being in the same boat.
This shows that many millennials in their late 20s and early 30s are still not able to generate substantial savings.
MALE VS. FEMALE MILLENNIALS
There is also a significant divide between male and female millennials here, with 56.7% of females having less than $1,000 in savings.
Compare this number to the male percentage of 46.5%, and it is clear there is a substantial divide between genders.
Lastly, males are also more likely to have a substantial amount stored away in their bank account.
According to the survey, 21.5% of males have more than $20,000 of savings, while only 11.9% females can say the same.