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Amount of withdrawals from KiwiSaver funds by withdrawal reason each month

This graph shows the dollar amount of KiwiSaver funds withdrawn, for the purposes of first home purchase or financial hardship, over the past 12 months.

KiwiSaver monthly withdrawals by amount from November 2021 to November 2022 

This graph has 13 clustered vertical bars. The vertical axis shows the dollar amount of KiwiSaver funds withdrawn, for the purposes of first home purchase or financial hardship. The horizontal axis represents data from the past 12 months.

Figures are what has been provided by Scheme Providers to Inland Revenue and may not be 100% of all funds withdrawn.

In November 2022:

  • $102.2 million has been withdrawn for first home purchase or financial hardship, down from $151.9 million in November 2021
  • $13.2 million was attributable to financial hardship, up from $8.8 million in November 2021
  • $89 million was attributable to first home purchase, down from $143.2 million in November 2021

This data is provided through Excel files located at the bottom of this page, and on the KiwiSaver datasets page.

Amount of KiwiSaver funds withdrawn, by withdrawal reason as at 30 June

This graph shows the amount of KiwiSaver funds withdrawn by reason as at 30 June.

Amount of KiwiSaver funds withdrawn by reason 30 June

This graph has 11 clustered vertical bars. The vertical axis shows the dollar amount of KiwiSaver funds withdrawn, for the purposes of first home purchase or financial hardship. The horizontal axis represents data from June 2012 to June 2022.

Note: Figures are what have been provided by Scheme Providers to Inland Revenue and may not be 100% of all funds withdrawn.

From April 2020 KiwiSaver information is reported from a new system.

In June 2022:

  • $1.3 billion has been withdrawn for the purposes of first home purchase or financial hardship, up from $86 million
  • in the 2012 Financial Year $101 million was attributable to financial hardship, up from 23 million in the 2012 financial year
  • $1.2 billion was attributable to first home purchase, up from 63 million in the 2012 financial year.

This data is provided through Excel files located on the KiwiSaver datasets page.

Datasets for KiwiSaver statistics

The annual data is due to be updated by 30 September 2023.

Last updated: 01 Jul 2021
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