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In St Albans, 61% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 23.3% were renting privately, and 3.9% were in social housing in 2011.

St Albans'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 St Albans, 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
St Albans20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idFully owned4,43136.134.94,74640.037.7-315
map this data in atlas.idMortgage3,06825.034.22,90724.534.8+161
Renting
3,41627.922.32,93024.719.1+486
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing4843.92.34423.72.4+42
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private2,86123.319.42,39320.216.0+468
Renting - Not stated
710.60.6950.80.6-24
Other tenure type
840.70.6850.70.6-1
Not stated
1,26010.38.01,19610.17.8+64

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, City of Brimbank: 0.6% Renting - Private, City of Brimbank: 19.4% Renting - Social housing, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Renting, City of Brimbank: 22.3% Mortgage, City of Brimbank: 34.2% Fully owned, City of Brimbank: 34.9% Other tenure type, St Albans: 0.7% Renting - Private, St Albans: 23.3% Renting - Social housing, St Albans: 3.9% Renting, St Albans: 27.9% Mortgage, St Albans: 25.0% Fully owned, St Albans: 36.1%
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, St Albans: -1 Renting - Private, St Albans: +468 Renting - Social housing, St Albans: +42 Renting, St Albans: +486 Mortgage, St Albans: +161 Fully owned, St Albans: -315
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 St Albans in 2011 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 larger proportion who were renters.

Overall, 36.1% of the population owned their dwelling; 25.0% were purchasing, and 27.9% were renting, compared with 34.9%, 34.2% and 22.3% respectively for City of Brimbank.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in St Albans between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Renting - Private (+468 persons)
  • Fully owned (-315 persons)
  • Mortgage (+161 persons)

The total number of households in St Albans increased by 395 between 2006 and 2011.