Number of KiwiSaver fund withdrawals by withdrawal reason

This graph has two line bars. The vertical axis shows the number of members who have withdrawn their KiwiSaver savings for the purposes of first home purchase or financial hardship. The horizontal axis represents data from June 2009 to June 2018. By June 2018:

  • 51 thousand members had withdrawn their savings for the purposes of first home purchase or financial hardship; up from 205 in the 2009 financial year.
  • 34 thousand members had withdrawn their savings having purchased a first home; no one withdrew in the 2009 financial year.
  • 17 thousand members had withdrawn their savings due to financial hardship; up from 205 in the 2009 financial year.