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Over 80% young urban Indians live with parents: survey

Venkatesan R | | Updated on: Jan 15, 2018

Over 80 per cent of India’s young urban population in the age bracket of 22-29 years is living with parents, compared with about 60 per cent in China and 35 per cent in Australia, says a survey by property consultant CBRE.

Nearly 70 per cent of respondents, who are not living with their parents, prefer to rent rather than buy a property, said the CBRE Group’s survey on ‘The Millennials’.

13-nation survey

The survey, conducted across 13 nations with India as a major participating country, tried to analyse the behaviour patterns of these millennials and its linkages to various real estate segments. The report touches upon millennials’ attitude towards the work environment (office spaces), living choices (residential real estate) and their consumption patterns (retail).

“Almost 82 per cent of Indian Millennials live with their parents vs Australia at 35 per cent and China at 61 per cent,” CBRE said in a statement.

As much as 25 per cent of Indian millennial have no intention of leaving the family home, while more than 23 per cent of Indian millennials currently staying with their parents would move out of their family homes within the next two to five years, the report said.

“About 65 per cent of Millennials aspire to buy a property in the future without compromising on the quality of life. Millennials in China and India displayed the strongest intentions to buy their own property in the near future,” CBRE survey said.

While for Indian Millennials, investment is the key driver (at 35 per cent) for buying property, in China it is stability (at 69 per cent).


CBRE Chairman, India and South East Asia, Anshuman Magazine, said: “Given that by 2020, 65 per cent of our population will be under the age of 35, it is critical that we gain insights into the behaviour of this population class.”

Stating that the survey results are not only insightful, but also contrary to the general perception around millennials, he said: “For instance, 82 per cent of the millennials stay with their parents, saving for the future is among their top priorities and a large majority look at real estate as a sound investment opportunity.”

Although spending on essential goods and leisure activities rank high for millennials across the globe, present-day millennials are also focusing on their savings for future use in India (24 per cent), China (31 per cent), Hong Kong (34 per cent), Japan (22per cent) and Australia (23 per cent).

Published on November 23, 2016
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