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Home ownership

Home ownership is the most common and most desired form of housing in Australia. The 2011 ABS Census recorded that 67 per cent of Australian households are owner occupiers. The number of households who own their home outright has fallen since 1996 (Census of Population and Housing 2015.0 1996) from 40.9 per cent to 32.1 per cent, while the number of households who own their home with a mortgage has increased from 25.5 per cent to 34.9 per cent (ABS 2011 Census QuickStats).

AHURI researchers have examined a range of topics including home ownership aspirations for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians; the barriers, challenges and opportunities of home ownership; and policy interventions to support home ownership.

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Last updated: 10 Sep 2015

Last updated: 10/09/2015