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Benalla Rural City

Housing tenure

In Benalla Rural City, 71% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 18.2% were renting privately, and 4.9% were in social housing in 2011.

Benalla Rural City'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 Benalla Rural City, 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
Benalla Rural City - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idFully owned2,30840.637.32,27441.439.1+34
map this data in atlas.idMortgage1,71030.132.11,63129.731.8+79
Renting
1,36424.024.11,27423.222.7+90
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing2804.94.02865.24.2-6
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private1,03518.219.393217.017.5+103
Renting - Not stated
490.90.8561.01.0-7
Other tenure type
681.20.8601.10.8+8
Not stated
2354.15.62594.75.6-24

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 VIC: 0.8% Renting - Private, Regional VIC: 19.3% Renting - Social housing, Regional VIC: 4.0% Renting, Regional VIC: 24.1% Mortgage, Regional VIC: 32.1% Fully owned, Regional VIC: 37.3% Other tenure type, Benalla Rural City: 1.2% Renting - Private, Benalla Rural City: 18.2% Renting - Social housing, Benalla Rural City: 4.9% Renting, Benalla Rural City: 24.0% Mortgage, Benalla Rural City: 30.1% Fully owned, Benalla Rural City: 40.6%
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, Benalla Rural City: +8 Renting - Private, Benalla Rural City: +103 Renting - Social housing, Benalla Rural City: -6 Renting, Benalla Rural City: +90 Mortgage, Benalla Rural City: +79 Fully owned, Benalla Rural City: +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 Benalla Rural City in 2011 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, 40.6% of the population owned their dwelling; 30.1% were purchasing, and 24.0% were renting, compared with 37.3%, 32.1% and 24.1% respectively for Regional VIC.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in Benalla Rural City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Renting - Private (+103 persons)
  • Mortgage (+79 persons)

The total number of households in Benalla Rural City increased by 187 between 2006 and 2011.

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