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Shire of Ashburton

Housing tenure

In the Shire of Ashburton, 22% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 55.9% were renting privately, and 5.4% were in social housing in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Fully owned54219.430.636415.131.3+178
Mortgage843.026.91958.127.7-111
Renting1,78563.732.91,54263.930.6+243
Renting - Social housing1505.47.11516.37.2-1
Renting - Private1,56555.924.41,33455.221.7+231
Renting - Not stated702.51.4572.41.7+13
Other tenure type612.21.2321.31.1+29
Not stated32911.78.428211.79.3+47

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, Regional WA: 1.2% Renting - Private, Regional WA: 24.4% Renting - Social housing, Regional WA: 7.1% Renting, Regional WA: 32.9% Mortgage, Regional WA: 26.9% Fully owned, Regional WA: 30.6% Other tenure type, Shire of Ashburton: 2.2% Renting - Private, Shire of Ashburton: 55.9% Renting - Social housing, Shire of Ashburton: 5.4% Renting, Shire of Ashburton: 63.7% Mortgage, Shire of Ashburton: 3.0% Fully owned, Shire of Ashburton: 19.4%
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, Shire of Ashburton: +29 Renting - Private, Shire of Ashburton: +231 Renting - Social housing, Shire of Ashburton: -1 Renting, Shire of Ashburton: +243 Mortgage, Shire of Ashburton: -111 Fully owned, Shire of Ashburton: +178
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 the Shire of Ashburton in 2011 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, 19.4% of the population owned their dwelling; 3.0% were purchasing, and 63.7% were renting, compared with 30.6%, 26.9% and 32.9% respectively for Regional WA.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in the Shire of Ashburton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Renting - Private (+231 persons)
  • Fully owned (+178 persons)
  • Mortgage (-111 persons)

The total number of households in Shire of Ashburton increased by 386 between 2006 and 2011.

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