I'm 39 this year, I moved out at 21….got me own place in the same suburb as me folks. Strange too given I'm of Asian background, it was quite rare back in the day to move out on your own. I think I've come across maybe 2 other Asians around my age who've done the whole moving out rite of passage thing around my age.
It was a bit of a run down house cosmetically - the bathroom and kitchen had a lot of wear and tear but the 3 bedder BV was in decent shape structurally and on 700m2. I lived in it for one year before I moved interstate twice and then the UK for the working visa and then Asia for a 1 year travel stint. Best time of my life now when I reflect it after having 2 kids.
Is it just me or do people move out way later than what it used to be like? If I had to put an average down (disregarding ethnic backgrounds) seems to be now hovering at mid 20s ish mark.
Yes, property and rent is so expensive these days and also I've noticed at least with my younger cousins..having the ability to bring home partners is not really an issue. At the end of the day though, there is just something that sort of can't buy independence? I almost compare it to training wheels = living with folks. You are not really truly independent unless those training wheels come off.