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Bass Coast Shire

Housing tenure

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In Bass Coast Shire, 67% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 20.9% were renting privately, and 2.1% were in social housing in 2016.

Bass Coast Shire'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 Bass Coast Shire, 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
Bass Coast Shire - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Tenure typeNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idFully owned5,84840.735.75,21140.037.3+637
map this data in atlas.idMortgage3,77726.331.23,34225.632.1+435
Renting
3,42923.923.93,49626.824.1-67
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing3052.13.32882.24.0+17
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private3,00420.919.83,09623.819.3-92
Renting - Not stated
1200.80.71120.90.8+8
Other tenure type
1170.80.8930.70.8+24
Not stated
1,1808.28.48896.85.6+291

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 VIC: 0.8% Renting - Private, Regional VIC: 19.8% Renting - Social housing, Regional VIC: 3.3% Renting, Regional VIC: 23.9% Mortgage, Regional VIC: 31.2% Fully owned, Regional VIC: 35.7% Other tenure type, Bass Coast Shire: 0.8% Renting - Private, Bass Coast Shire: 20.9% Renting - Social housing, Bass Coast Shire: 2.1% Renting, Bass Coast Shire: 23.9% Mortgage, Bass Coast Shire: 26.3% Fully owned, Bass Coast Shire: 40.7%
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, Bass Coast Shire: +24 Renting - Private, Bass Coast Shire: -92 Renting - Social housing, Bass Coast Shire: +17 Renting, Bass Coast Shire: -67 Mortgage, Bass Coast Shire: +435 Fully owned, Bass Coast Shire: +637
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 Bass Coast Shire in 2016 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a larger proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a similar proportion who were renters.

Overall, 40.7% of the population owned their dwelling; 26.3% were purchasing, and 23.9% were renting, compared with 35.7%, 31.2% and 23.9% respectively for Regional VIC.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in Bass Coast Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Fully owned (+637 persons)
  • Mortgage (+435 persons)
  • Renting - Private (-92 persons)

The total number of households in Bass Coast Shire increased by 1,320 between 2011 and 2016.

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