Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 6-May-20
New research from Roy Morgan shows that an estimated 828,000 mortgage holders (18.2%) were in ‘mortgage stress’ as Australia entered shutdown in March. This is a significant improvement on those considered to be in mortgage stress 12 months ago, and is the second-lowest level of mortgage stress in over a decade. In the three months to March 2020, 18.2% of mortgage holders (828,000) were ‘At Risk’, down from 21.5% (903,000) in March 2019. Over the same period those ‘Extremely at Risk’ also decreased from 14.5% (594,000) to 12.6% (559,000). However, the number ‘Extremely at Risk’ hit a low of only 425,000 (10.7%) in October, following an RBA interest rate cut, and has since increased. These are the latest findings from Roy Morgan’s Single Source Survey, based on in-depth interviews conducted with 50,000 Australians each year including over 10,000 owner-occupied mortgage-holders.
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