Using superannuation to buy a home

Mar 17, 2015

Q. Do you think people should be allowed to access their superannuation to buy a home or should superannuation be preserved for retirement?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Should be allowed to use to buy a home

41%

38%

42%

50%

39%

45%

44%

31%

Should be preserved for retirement

46%

52%

47%

32%

49%

36%

44%

62%

Don’t know

13%

10%

10%

19%

12%

19%

12%

7%

41% think that people should be allowed to access their superannuation to buy a home and 46% think that superannuation should be preserved for retirement.

Those most likely to think people should be allowed to access their superannuation to buy a home were aged 18-24 (49%), Greens voters (50%) and university educated (45%).

Those most likely to think superannuation should be preserved for retirement were aged 55+ (62%), Labor voters (52%) and incomes over $1,600pw (53%).

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