The proportion of Australians who own their home outright has halved over two decades for most age groups while the proportion of people with mortgages in retirement years has tripled.
Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that outright home ownership has more than halved for 25 to 54-year-olds between 2001 and 2021. At the same time, the number of mortgage holders and renters across all age groups has ballooned.
The number of Australians who own their homes outright has plummeted over the last 20 years.
The proportion of Australians who completely own their property has fallen by 11 percentage points according to the latest census data.
According to the recent Census data, which counted 25,422,788 Australians the proportion of Australians who own a home outright dropped from 41.6 per cent in 1996 to 31 per cent in 2021.
The same data also noted that, over the last 25 years, the number of Australians who owned a home with a mortgage also doubled, rising by 96.8 per cent.
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