Explore the hopes and dreams of Australian men or women by selecting a gender, and find out how they differ by comparing them side by side. Click on the speech bubbles to see what respondents said – you might be surprised by some of their ambitions!

Money, family, health - what's most important to you? Here at Budget Direct, we wanted to find out what an Australian's aspirations really are. To do just that, we conducted a survey of 1,000 people of all ages, from all corners of the country. Click on to find out more about Australia’s hopes and dreams.

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Money, family, health - what's most important to you? Here at Budget Direct, we wanted to find out what an Australian's aspirations really are. To do just that, we conducted a survey of 1,000 people of all ages, from all corners of the country.

It might surprise you to find out how many want to keep travelling well into their 70s, or how much family means to people no matter how old they are. Find out more about our collective aspirations – and how your hopes line up with other people in your age group.

We respect the privacy of the respondents whose answers are shown. All names given are fake to maintain the anonymity of those surveyed.

This survey was conducted by Pure Profile on behalf of Budget Direct in October 2015. All figures are from this research unless stated otherwise. The survey was conducted online with a total sample size of 1,000 weighted and representative of all Australian adults (aged 20+).