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South West Overlay

Housing tenure

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In South West Overlay, 34% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 43.9% were renting privately, and 11.3% were in social housing in 2016.

South West Overlay'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 South West Overlay, 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
South West Overlay - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Tenure typeNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idFully owned21813.218.216213.517.7+56
map this data in atlas.idMortgage34620.915.319316.015.1+153
Renting
91455.253.073260.654.8+182
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing18611.37.621317.78.9-27
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private72743.944.950541.845.1+223
Renting - Not stated
00.00.5131.10.8-14
Other tenure type
130.81.0121.01.0+1
Not stated
1639.912.51078.911.3+56

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Housing tenure, 2016
Housing tenure, 2016 Other tenure type, City of Adelaide: 1.0% Renting - Private, City of Adelaide: 44.9% Renting - Social housing, City of Adelaide: 7.6% Renting, City of Adelaide: 53.0% Mortgage, City of Adelaide: 15.3% Fully owned, City of Adelaide: 18.2% Other tenure type, South West Overlay: 0.8% Renting - Private, South West Overlay: 43.9% Renting - Social housing, South West Overlay: 11.3% Renting, South West Overlay: 55.2% Mortgage, South West Overlay: 20.9% Fully owned, South West Overlay: 13.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in housing tenure, 2011 to 2016
Change in housing tenure, 2011 to 2016 Other tenure type, South West Overlay: +1 Renting - Private, South West Overlay: +223 Renting - Social housing, South West Overlay: -27 Renting, South West Overlay: +182 Mortgage, South West Overlay: +153 Fully owned, South West Overlay: +56
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the housing tenure of the population of South West Overlay in 2016 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, 13.2% of the population owned their dwelling; 20.9% were purchasing, and 55.2% were renting, compared with 18.2%, 15.3% and 53.0% respectively for the City of Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in South West Overlay between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Renting - Private (+223 persons)
  • Mortgage (+153 persons)
  • Fully owned (+56 persons)

The total number of households in South West Overlay increased by 448 between 2011 and 2016.

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