Moving, downsizing and housing equity consumption choices of older Australians

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Author(s): Stephen Whelan; Kadir Atalay; Garry Barrett; Rebecca Edwards
Description: This study analyses current geographic mobility and downsizing behaviours among Australians aged over 55, and considers the barriers to, and consequences of downsizing. Retired Australians tend to retain high levels of housing wealth (rising to 49% of assets for homeowners aged 75+) and most choose not to downsize, either by moving to a smaller dwelling or a less-expensive home.
Citation: Whelan, S., Atalay, K., Barrett, G. and Edwards, R. (2019) Moving, downsizing and housing equity consumption choices of older Australians, AHURI Final Report No. 321, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/321, doi:10.18408/ahuri-7318601.
DOI: doi:10.18408/ahuri-7318601
Date published: 13 Nov 2019
Publication type: Final Report 321
Project title: Moving, downsizing and housing equity consumption choices of older Australians (Project number: 73186)
Published by: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited
ISSN: 1834-7223
ISBN: 978-1-925334-85-2
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