CoreLogic profiles Home ownership amongst Australian Women

Lonergan Research worked with CoreLogic to support their Women and Property 2024 report – their latest in an annual series examining home ownership rates among Australian women and men, as well as differences between genders in motivations, attitudes and barriers to getting on the property ladder.

The report profiled Australian property owners across factors such as the number of properties, percentage of owners/ co-owners, experiences and challenges of buying a property, the current value of properties and their level of debt.

The Women in Property report research was covered by several media outlets such as The Daily Telegraph and The Today Show as well as industry experts and trade publications such as John McGrath and Mortgage Business.

 A few of our key findings are:

  • 49.2% of women rate property ownership as extremely important compared to 36.9% of men.
  • 61.4% of Gen Z women said they could not buy a home due to not having enough savings for the upfront costs associated with buying a home (including the deposit, stamp duty, and other associated costs).
  • 27.3% of Gen Z women (aged 18–29) owned at least one residential dwelling, compared to 51.6% of men in the same age group.
  • 68.2% of women owned a home, compared to 67.4% of men. When asked how important home ownership was to men and women on a scale of one to 10, 49.2% of women responded with a score of 10 compared to only 36.9% of men.