Published on 13/07/2020
Home ownership provides security of tenure and is an important wealth accumulation vehicle for millions of households across Australia.
First home buyers are individuals and households that are entering the home ownership market by purchasing a property for the first time. The number and share of first home buyers in the market is often used as an indication of the strength and affordability of the overall home buying market, making it an important area of research.
The First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS) is a Federal Government initiative to support eligible first home buyers purchase a home faster. Data generated from this Scheme allows NHFIC to generate unique insights into the first home buyer market.
Research and data into home ownership and the first home buyer market, including insights from NHFIC’s proprietary FHLDS data, will be covered in this section.
Use the interactive map below to see statistics on first home buyers that participated in the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme between 1 January and 30 June 2020. Data shown is as at 30 June 2020.
Search by suburb, postcode or local government area (LGA) and click on the map to view key information.
*Median figure of selected data sample. Statistics have been rounded. **Source: ABS Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2018-19 cat. 3218