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AHURI – Moving, downsizing and housing equity consumption choices of older Australians

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 […]

Moving, downsizing and housing equity consumption choices of older Australians

The report highlights that most people only consider downsizing and spend their wealth in retirement if they incur a key life event such as becoming unwell or losing a partner.