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Amount of KiwiSaver fund withdrawals by withdrawal reason each month

This graph shows the dollar amount of KiwiSaver funds withdrawn, for the purposes of the first home or financial hardship. 

Bar chart showing KiwiSaver withdrawals for hardship and first home by month

In March 2020:

  • $164.6 million has been withdrawn for first home purchase or financial hardship, up from $105.3 million in March 2019.
  • $12.7 million was attributable to financial hardship, up from $10.2 million in March 2019.
  • $151.9 million was attributable to first home purchase, up from $95.1 million in March 2019.

Amount of KiwiSaver fund withdrawals 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 The vertical axis shows the $ amount of KiwiSaver funds withdrawn, for the purposes of first home purchase or financial hardship. The horizontal axis represents data from June 2010 to June 2019.

Bar graph showing amount of annual KiwiSaver withdrawals by reason   

In June 2019:

  • $1,091 million has been withdrawn for the purposes of first home purchase or financial hardship, up from $ 8 million in the 2010 financial year.
  • $105 million was attributable to financial hardship, up from 8 million in the 2010 financial year.
  • $987 million was attributable to first home purchase; no one withdrew in the 2010 financial year for first home purchase.