Property and Mortgage Insights Report

September 2021 quarter


QLD property market climbs despite soft start to spring across Australia

This report aims to provide a view of property settlements in Australia, as well as highlight mortgage trends, such as growth in new loans and the performance of lenders. We trust you will find the unique data and insights in this report valuable and hope it delivers a new perspective on the health of the Australian property market.

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    QLD recorded highest volume of sale settlements

    QLD was the only state to show growth on the Jun-21 quarter.

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    NSW and VIC impacted by extended lockdown restrictions

    Both states experienced declines in volume for the quarter, dampening otherwise buoyant markets.

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    Property markets in WA and SA showed signs of having peaked

    Both states experienced declines in settlement volumes over the quarter in the absence of extended lockdown restrictions.

Settlement highlights

QLD recorded the highest volume of sale settlements for the Sep-21 quarter at over 59K

QLD was also the only state to show growth on the Jun-21 quarter.


NSW recorded an aggregate value of over $71.2b for sale settlements in the Sep-21 quarter

This was up 10.2% on the Jun-21 quarter and far eclipsed VIC in second place on $50.2b.


Mortgage highlights

  • Nationally, the major banks were most successful in growing their mortgage books for new loans in the past 12-months*, up over 28.0K.
  • Conversely, Non-ADI lenders were the only lender type to contract during that period, down more than 22.5K new loans.




* 12 months from Sep-20 to Aug-21
*12 months from Sep-20 to Aug-21

The major banks were most successful in growing their mortgage books for new loans in the past 12-months. This was likely driven by borrowers taking advantage of highly competitive fixed interest loans offered by the major banks in FY21.

Other domestic banks also held a strong winning position up over 25K new loans for the period, followed by Customer-owned banks, up nearly 15K and Foreign ADIs up almost 10K.


In this report ‘National’ is defined as the 5 mainland states: NSW, VIC, QLD, WA & SA (our analysis excludes TAS, ACT & NT, which combined made up less than 5% of the total property settlements in Australia in 2021). Settlement figures quoted are total settlements, they include all digital and paper-based settlements for ​residential and commercial property unless otherwise stated, however any non-monetary settlements such as family transfers or gifts have been excluded. ​


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