The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute recently completed a survey of 1604 older home owners and found that they’re about as keen on moving house as getting divorced, their partner dying, or finding themselves imprisoned.
The important findings make it clear that if government is hoping for any relief from older Australians to its housing supply problems, it can look elsewhere. Ninety per cent of them believe their home is just the right size for them, even after their children have moved out. So, government will just have to put its planning and policy thinking cap back on because its current assumptions are wrong. Read more