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Shire of Ashburton

Housing tenure

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In the Shire of Ashburton, 19% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 58.1% were renting privately, and 5.7% were in social housing in 2016.

The Shire of Ashburton'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 the Shire of Ashburton, 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
Shire of Ashburton - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Tenure typeNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
Fully owned45216.329.454219.430.6-90
Mortgage772.827.0843.026.9-7
Renting1,81465.531.41,78563.732.9+29
Renting - Social housing1575.76.41505.47.1+7
Renting - Private1,60958.123.91,56555.924.4+44
Renting - Not stated481.71.1702.51.4-22
Other tenure type471.71.1612.21.2-14
Not stated38113.711.032911.78.4+52

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, Regional WA: 1.1% Renting - Private, Regional WA: 23.9% Renting - Social housing, Regional WA: 6.4% Renting, Regional WA: 31.4% Mortgage, Regional WA: 27.0% Fully owned, Regional WA: 29.4% Other tenure type, Shire of Ashburton: 1.7% Renting - Private, Shire of Ashburton: 58.1% Renting - Social housing, Shire of Ashburton: 5.7% Renting, Shire of Ashburton: 65.5% Mortgage, Shire of Ashburton: 2.8% Fully owned, Shire of Ashburton: 16.3%
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, Shire of Ashburton: -14 Renting - Private, Shire of Ashburton: +44 Renting - Social housing, Shire of Ashburton: +7 Renting, Shire of Ashburton: +29 Mortgage, Shire of Ashburton: -7 Fully owned, Shire of Ashburton: -90
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 the Shire of Ashburton in 2016 compared to Regional WA shows that there was a smaller proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a larger proportion who were renters.

Overall, 16.3% of the population owned their dwelling; 2.8% were purchasing, and 65.5% were renting, compared with 29.4%, 27.0% and 31.4% respectively for Regional WA.

Emerging groups

The largest change in housing tenure categories for the households in the Shire of Ashburton between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Fully owned (-90 persons)

The total number of households in Shire of Ashburton decreased by 30 between 2011 and 2016.

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