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In City South, 31% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 40.8% were renting privately, and 17.9% were in social housing in 2011.

City South's Housing Tenure data provides insights into its socio-economic status as well as the role it plays in the housing market. For example, a high concentration of private renters may indicate a transient area attractive to young singles and couples, while a concentration of home owners indicates a more settled area with mature families and empty-nesters (Household Summary). Tenure can also reflect built form (Dwelling Type), with a significantly higher share of renters in high density housing and a substantially larger proportion of home-owners in separate houses, although this is not always the case.

In conjunction with other socio-economic status indicators in City South, Tenure data is useful for analysing housing markets, housing affordability and identifying public housing areas.

Derived from the Census questions:

'Is this dwelling (owned outright, owned with a mortgage etc.)', and 'If this dwelling is being rented, who is it rented from?'

Households

Housing tenure
City South20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idFully owned14712.017.711310.418.5+34
map this data in atlas.idMortgage23519.215.123922.017.3-4
Renting
71758.754.856952.548.8+148
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing21917.98.918517.19.1+34
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private49840.845.137534.638.6+123
Renting - Not stated
00.00.890.81.1-9
Other tenure type
90.71.070.61.4+2
Not stated
1149.311.315614.413.9-42

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Housing tenure, 2011
Housing tenure, 2011 Other tenure type, City of Adelaide: 1.0% Renting - Private, City of Adelaide: 45.1% Renting - Social housing, City of Adelaide: 8.9% Renting, City of Adelaide: 54.8% Mortgage, City of Adelaide: 15.1% Fully owned, City of Adelaide: 17.7% Other tenure type, City South: 0.7% Renting - Private, City South: 40.8% Renting - Social housing, City South: 17.9% Renting, City South: 58.7% Mortgage, City South: 19.2% Fully owned, City South: 12.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in housing tenure, 2006 to 2011
Change in housing tenure, 2006 to 2011 Other tenure type, City South: +2 Renting - Private, City South: +123 Renting - Social housing, City South: +34 Renting, City South: +148 Mortgage, City South: -4 Fully owned, City South: +34
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the housing tenure of the population of City South in 2011 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a smaller proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a larger proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a larger proportion who were renters.

Overall, 12.0% of the population owned their dwelling; 19.2% were purchasing, and 58.7% were renting, compared with 17.7%, 15.1% and 54.8% respectively for the City of Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The largest change in housing tenure categories for the households in City South between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Renting - Private (+123 persons)

The total number of households in City South increased by 139 between 2006 and 2011.