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Top election issues Aussies really care about

EXCLUSIVE:

Pensions, climate change and immigration are among the top three political issues Australian voters are searching for as polling day for the federal election gets closer.

New search data obtained by News Corp Australia from Google Australia has revealed in a state-by-state analysis, climate change is the topic being searched the most in New South Wales over the past two weeks.

The top ten most popular topics were then rounded out by searches for immigration, pensions, health care, indigenous Australians, house price index, voter registration, superannuation, Adani Group and coal.

In Victoria, negative gearing was the most searched topic over the past two weeks.

The state's top ten most searched for topics were then rounded out by climate change, immigration, pensions, superannuation, Adani Group, employment, coal, voter registration and the search term of trade union.

In Queensland, pensions were the most searched topic over the past two weeks.

In contrast, its top ten most popular topics being searched for included immigration, Adani Group, capital gains tax, voter registration, trade union, climate change, negative gearing, employment and dividend imputation.

In South Australia, pensions were also the top issue being searched for by voters over the past two weeks.

But the state's top ten most searched for topics included strong interest indigenous Australians, coal, employment, tax cuts, health care, climate change, Adani Group, housing and disability.

In Western Australia, the most searched issue was immigration over the past two weeks.

The state's top ten most searched for topics was then led by coal, housing, pensions, employment, superannuation, Adani Group, climate change, disability and indigenous Australians.

In Tasmania, the most searched topic was climate change over the past two weeks.

Other issues Tasmanians were searching for include United Nations, voter registration, indigenous Australians, superannuation and pensions.

In the Northern Territory, the most searched topic was indigenous Australians followed by voter registration.

A number of other topics appeared to rank evenly in importance including negative gearing, pensions, housing, immigration, disability, dividend imputation, climate change and employment.

Across Australia, climate change is the top issue voters are searching for the most over the past two weeks.

The nation's top ten most searched for issues include pensions and immigration that came equal second in a dead-heat, followed by employment and voter registration. Superannuation and negative gearing were equal in sixth place, followed by indigenous Australians in eighth place before coal and capital gains tax tied for ninth place.

Overall, the Labor Party has attracted 27 per cent of all searches in the last week, ahead of the Liberal Party that has 21 per cent of searches.

But a Google Trends comparison done for News Corp in the past week (April 30 to May 7) has revealed across every state and territory, more people have been searching for the term 'How to vote Liberal'.

In NSW, the popular term formed 52 per cent of searches, while 31 per cent searched 'How to vote Labor'. 11 per cent searched 'How to vote One Nation and four per cent searched 'How to vote National and two per cent searched 'How to vote LNP'.

In the ACT, 54 per cent searched 'How to vote Liberal' and 46 per cent searched 'How to vote Labor'.

In Victoria, 56 per cent searched 'How to vote Liberal', 35 per cent searched 'How to vote Labor', six per cent searched 'How to vote One Nation' and three per cent searched 'How to vote 'How to vote National'.

In Queensland, 39 per cent searched 'How to vote Liberal', 27 per cent searched 'How to vote Labor', 18 per cent searched 'How to vote LNP', 11 per cent searched 'How to vote One Nation' and five per cent searched 'How to vote National'.

In South Australia, 63 per cent searched 'How to vote Liberal', 29 per cent searched 'How to vote Labor' and eight per cent searched 'How to vote One Nation'.

In Western Australia, 55 per cent searched 'How to vote Liberal', 35 per cent searched 'How to vote Labor', eight per cent searched 'How to vote One Nation' and two per cent searched 'How to vote National'.

In Tasmania, 67 per cent searched 'How to vote Liberal' and 33 per cent searched 'How to vote Labor'.

In the Northern Territory, 100 per cent of searches recorded were for 'How to vote Liberal'.