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Sunshine West

Housing tenure

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In Sunshine West, 66% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 22.5% were renting privately, and 2.6% were in social housing in 2016.

Sunshine West'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 Sunshine West, 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
Sunshine West - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Tenure typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idFully owned2,35637.333.72,34440.934.9+12
map this data in atlas.idMortgage1,78828.332.61,63028.534.2+158
Renting
1,60325.424.91,24321.722.3+360
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing1652.62.41733.02.3-8
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private1,41722.522.11,02417.919.4+393
Renting - Not stated
210.30.5460.80.6-25
Other tenure type
250.40.6250.40.60
Not stated
5398.58.24878.58.0+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, City of Brimbank: 0.6% Renting - Private, City of Brimbank: 22.1% Renting - Social housing, City of Brimbank: 2.4% Renting, City of Brimbank: 24.9% Mortgage, City of Brimbank: 32.6% Fully owned, City of Brimbank: 33.7% Other tenure type, Sunshine West: 0.4% Renting - Private, Sunshine West: 22.5% Renting - Social housing, Sunshine West: 2.6% Renting, Sunshine West: 25.4% Mortgage, Sunshine West: 28.3% Fully owned, Sunshine West: 37.3%
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, Sunshine West: 0 Renting - Private, Sunshine West: +393 Renting - Social housing, Sunshine West: -8 Renting, Sunshine West: +360 Mortgage, Sunshine West: +158 Fully owned, Sunshine West: +12
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 Sunshine West in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank 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, 37.3% of the population owned their dwelling; 28.3% were purchasing, and 25.4% were renting, compared with 33.7%, 32.6% and 24.9% respectively for City of Brimbank.

Emerging groups

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

  • Renting - Private (+393 persons)
  • Mortgage (+158 persons)

The total number of households in Sunshine West increased by 582 between 2011 and 2016.

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