Average age of first-time buyer is 30

The average age of a first-time buyer is 30, according to research from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks.

The bank’s average age for a customer to take their first step onto the property ladder is 30, however this varies considerably from region to region and in London it is 33. 

Yorkshire has the lowest first-time buyer age at 28, followed by the North East, North West and East Midlands at 29.

First-time buyers in Wales are the oldest at 36.

REGION AVERAGE AGE IN 2011
Yorkshire 28
North East 29
North West 29
East Midlands 29
Scotland 30
South West 30
UK 30
West Midlands 31
East Anglia 32
London 33
South East 34
Wales 36