4130.0 - Housing Occupancy and Costs, 2017-18 Quality Declaration
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Recent home buyers are defined as those households who purchased a dwelling in the three years prior to the date of their survey interview. This enables analysis on two groups of recent purchasers – those who purchased their first home (first home buyers) and those who had previously owned a home (changeover buyers). While not intended to provide a measure of the prevalence of first home buyers, the survey allows for comparative analysis of demographic and housing cost factors associated with these two groups.
In 2017–18 there were approximately 1,012,000 recent home buyers. Of these:
Of the approximately 349,000 first home buyers:
Source(s): Survey of Income and Housing
When comparing first home buyers to those recent home buyers who had previously owned their own home (changeover buyers):
For more data on recent home buyers see data cube 9, available to download from the 'Downloads' tab of this product.
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