THE TYPICAL INVESTOR
On average, a home-owner investor can own a property portfolio worth more than $730,000. Home-owner investors’ average tax-assessable income is $82,000 compared to $31,000 among renters who do not own any properties. The typical negatively geared investor is male, aged in his mid-to-late 40s, employed full-time and has an average pretax income of $91,000. Positively geared investors tend to be evenly split between males and females and more likely to be older and retired. Source: AHURI: The income tax treatment of housing assets: an assessment of proposed reform arrangements.