Property investment by the numbers

  • Coin Box1.7 million – the number of Australians who own residential investment property
  • $80,000 – three quarters of property investors have incomes lower than this figure
  • 35-54 – typical age of property investors
  • 1.5 – average number of investment properties in a portfolio
  • 90 per cent – the proportion of investors who buy in their own state or territory
  • 25 per cent – the proportion of investment properties withdrawn (mostly sold) within the first year
  • 50 per cent – the proportion of investment properties withdrawn within five years
  • 4.29 per cent – Canstar’s lowest five star-rated variable mortgage interest rate 
  • Information sources: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Property Analyst Michael Matusik, Canstar