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Millennials want the same as the rest of us, but can't afford it.

H Cuervo, Julia Cook

Published : 2018


Young Australians are worrying about where they are going to live. A new report shows that many members of Generation Y want homes in the cities, suburbs and towns that keep them close to family and friends. But they’re unsure how to live in those places in the long-term because housing is so expensive. The Life Patterns project at the University of Melbourne has tracked the lives of a group of young Australians since 2005, when they were then in Year 11. Most of them are turning 30 this year, many have left higher education, are working and are in relationships. In other words, they are ‘settling down’.

Funding Acknowledgements

The Life Patterns study has been supported by a number of grants from the Australian Research Council.