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Women and Property 2021

State of Play - Exclusive report on women and property ownership in Australia

Overview

Exclusive report on women and property ownership in Australia

While women have made extraordinary gains in terms of achieving equality with men, there is undeniably still a wealth gap between women and men. With residential real estate valued at $7.5 trillion in Australia and more than $1.3 trillion in New Zealand, CoreLogic has delved into our extensive property data universe to understand how this wealth is distributed.

Not surprisingly, in both countries we found higher rates of property ownership among men than women.

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What is included?

Ownership by gender

This report seeks to understand female rates of property ownership by matching gender to property owners in Australia and New Zealand.

Current State

Properties exclusively belonging to owners identified as female represented 26.2% of the properties analysed across Australia.

Why does it matter

Property ownership provides a source of wealth accumulation to help maintain living standards through retirement.

Addressing the issue

What do the findings mean for Australian and New Zealand institutions?