Children and pocket money are the source of a lot of debate between parents. How much should you give them? What will they spend it on? Do they need to do chores to get said money? And does any of this change with age? All this and much more was asked of more than 1,300 Aussie parents by Heritage to see just how pocket money is allocated and used among families, represented visually below.
Saving habits are easier to keep when you start young. If, as a parent, you are unsure how to encourage your child to save and spend wisely, consider our guide to pocket money, with everything from the average amount children receive each week to how it is earned and spent. For more advice or to discuss opening a savings account for your child, visit your local Heritage branch.