A Profile of the Australian Investor - Who, Where and, What?

CoreLogic's Profile of the Australian Residential Property Investor Report released today

Housing is the single biggest asset class in Australia, worth an estimated $6.5 trillion across 9.6 million dwellings. The housing asset class is worth more than three times the value of Australian superannuation funds ($2.0 trillion) and more than four times the value of Australian listed stocks ($1.5 trillion).

With the Australian Federal Election imminent, property investment has become a hot discussion topic and continues to attract nationwide debate around taxation policy and housing affordability.

Today, CoreLogic released its national Profile of the Australian Residential Property Investor Report: www.corelogic.com.au/investorprofile, which comprises extensive analysis around residential property investment across Australia, and seeks to quantify investment-related activity.

CoreLogic Asia Pacific research director Tim Lawless said, “Given investors own almost one third of Australia’s housing and comprise almost half of the demand for new mortgage commitments, for politicians, investors and the public at large, having an understanding of the typical profile of the Australian property investor is important, particularly with regard to where investors are most active and what contribution they are making to the overall national economy.”

In compiling this comprehensive analysis, Mr Lawless said, “This Report is not intended to support, or implicitly criticise any political party’s taxation policy or policy platforms, but rather provide unbiased, independent statistics and analysis to inform the current housing debate.”

As highlighted in the CoreLogic Profile of the Australian Residential Investor Report, at a national level investment is generally skewed towards the lower valuation brackets; 53.4% of investment-owned dwellings have a current estimated market value of less than $500,000, compared with 46.9% of owner occupied dwellings. Additionally, each capital city shows the large majority of investor -owned dwellings have an estimated market value that is lower than the capital city median value.

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For additional information contact: media@corelogic.com.au or 1300 472 767.


About CoreLogic

CoreLogic Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), which is the largest property data and analytics company in the world. CoreLogic provides property information, analytics and services across Australia, New Zealand and Asia, and recently expanded its service offering through the purchase of project activity and building cost information provider Cordell. With Australia’s most comprehensive property databases, the company’s combined data offering is derived from public, contributory and proprietary sources and includes over 4.4 billion decision points spanning over three decades of collection, providing detailed coverage of property and other encumbrances such as tenancy, location, hazard risk and related performance information.

With over 20,000 customers and 150,000 end users, CoreLogic is the leading provider of property data, analytics and related services to consumers, investors, real estate, mortgage, finance, banking, building services, insurance, developers, wealth management and government. CoreLogic delivers value to clients through unique data, analytics, workflow technology, advisory and geo spatial services. Clients rely on CoreLogic to help identify and manage growth opportunities, improve performance and mitigate risk. CoreLogic employs over 650 people across Australia and in New Zealand. For more information call 1300 734 318 or visit www.corelogic.com.au.

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