Forget being swept off your feet, new research from Origin reveals that 43% of Australians are uncomfortable with surprises and prefer predictability in many aspects of their life.1
Energy bills top the list of unwanted surprises (85%). The cost of home repairs (84%), public transport (81%), traffic (81%), the weather (67%) and careers (64%) were also identified as areas where most Australians dislike unpredictability.
Predictablity and control bring happiness
The research shows that most Aussies would be a happier if we had more control over their lives, with almost three quarters of Aussies (73%) reporting they feel happier when they have more control over their energy bills, their jobs (65%) and their love lives (63%).
The research coincides with the launch of Origin’s new Predictable Plan - an Australian first energy plan that allows people to pay a fixed amount for their electricity or natural gas each month for one year (our Fair Use Policy applies if your usage is excessive or unreasonable), providing customers with the predictability they crave.
The research also reveals that an unexpected energy bill would cause almost three quarters of Aussies (71%) to feel less in control of their finances, and less confident with their ability to manage their budget (67%).
The new option has been recognised by consumer survey group Canstar Blue as being a ''game-changer' in Australia.