How often do Australians mow their lawns?

Recently Jim’s Mowing franchise ran a survey to find out how often Australians mow their lawns:

  • 31.5% of respondents did not have a lawn, reflecting the increasing rate of urbanisation with many people moving into apartments over homes with yards
  • 21% choose to mow periodically, around 1-2 times per month
  • 19.7% said they never mow their lawn instead opting to hire someone such as a Jim’s mowing franchise to do the lawn maintenance
  • 16.6% of those surveyed only mow their lawns when absolutely necessary, usually less than once a month
  • Just 11% of people were regular mowers, mowing the lawns once or more per week

 

 

Queenslanders mow their lawns most frequently

12.8 per cent of Queenslanders mow their lawns at least once a week which is the best result of all states with South Australia coming in last place with as little as 8.3% mowing weekly.

This figure may seem unsurprising given that Queensland is the ‘sunshine state’ of Australia, but it turns out that Perth gets the most sunshine out of all our cities. Data from the Bureau of Meteorology shows Perth receives a long-term average of 8.8 hours of sunshine a day with Queensland in third place receiving 8.2 hours.

Rain is another factor that promotes grass growth but Tasmania and Victoria are actually our wettest states.

 

 

Millennials are most on the ball when it comes to mowing

The ‘lazy generation’ has come through with the goods. More than 1 in 4 millennials say they mow at least once per week.

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Over a third of Australians only mow their lawn once a month

More than a third (37%) of Australians only mow once a month.

Nearly 1 in 5 Aussies pay someone to mow their lawn

19.7 per cent say they hire someone to mow their lawn, 24 per cent of them are millennials.

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So there you have it, our nations mowing habits in a nutshell.

Are the results as you would expect or did you find them surprising?

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