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Amount of withdrawals from KiwiSaver funds by withdrawal reason each month

This graph has shows the $ amount of KiwiSaver funds withdrawn, for the purposes of first home purchase or financial hardship. 
 
In May 2021:

  • $159.2 million has been withdrawn for first home purchase or financial hardship, up from $76.7 million in May 2020.
  • $8.3 million was attributable to financial hardship, down from $13 million in May 2020.
  • $150.9 million was attributable to first home purchase, up from $63.8 million in May 2020.

Amount of withdrawals from KiwiSaver funds by withdrawal reason each financial year

This graph shows the dollar amount of fund withdrawals each financial year for both first home and financial hardship withdrawals.

This graph has 10 clustered vertical bars. The vertical axis shows the dollar amount of KiwiSaver funds withdrawn, for the purposes of first home purchases or financial hardship. The horizontal axis represents data from June 2011 to June 2020.

In June 2020:

  • $1,270 million has been withdrawn for the purposes of first home purchase or financial hardship, up from $36 million in the 2011 financial year
  • $126 million was due to financial hardship, up from $17 million in the 2011 financial year
  • $1,144 million was for first home purchases, up from $19 million in the 2011 financial year.