Essential Report

Importance of home ownership

Jul 4, 2017

Q. How important do you feel home ownership is to a person’s financial security?

Support by party preference Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total important 89%   90% 92% 87% 91%
Total not important 8%   6% 7% 10% 6%
Very important 51%   55% 51% 44% 53%
Somewhat important 38%   35% 41% 43% 38%
Not very important 6%   6% 5% 9% 4%
Not important at all 2%   2% 1% 2%
Don’t know 4%   4% 1% 4% 3%

89% think that home ownership is important to a person’s financial security, including 51% who think it is very important.

Over 80% of each demographic group think home ownership is important to a person’s financial security

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