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Brisbane LGA

Housing tenure

In Brisbane LGA, 59% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 29.9% were renting privately, and 4.3% were in social housing in 2011.

Brisbane LGA'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 Brisbane LGA, 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
Brisbane LGA - Households (Enumerated)20112001Change
Tenure typeNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2001 to 2011
Fully owned106,48326.726.4124,40136.535.3-17,918
Mortgage129,14732.435.586,77125.529.6+42,376
Renting138,17434.732.1113,19033.230.5+24,984
Renting - Social housing17,1504.34.115,5954.64.6+1,555
Renting - Private118,97529.927.595,75828.125.3+23,217
Renting - Not stated2,0490.50.51,8370.50.5+212
Other tenure type3,0380.80.83,7721.11.1-734
Not stated21,5955.45.212,5283.73.5+9,067

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Housing tenure, 2011
Housing tenure, 2011 Other tenure type, Greater Brisbane: 0.8% Renting - Private, Greater Brisbane: 27.5% Renting - Social housing, Greater Brisbane: 4.1% Renting, Greater Brisbane: 32.1% Mortgage, Greater Brisbane: 35.5% Fully owned, Greater Brisbane: 26.4% Other tenure type, Brisbane LGA: 0.8% Renting - Private, Brisbane LGA: 29.9% Renting - Social housing, Brisbane LGA: 4.3% Renting, Brisbane LGA: 34.7% Mortgage, Brisbane LGA: 32.4% Fully owned, Brisbane LGA: 26.7%
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, 2001 to 2011
Change in housing tenure, 2001 to 2011 Other tenure type, Brisbane LGA: -734 Renting - Private, Brisbane LGA: +23,217 Renting - Social housing, Brisbane LGA: +1,555 Renting, Brisbane LGA: +24,984 Mortgage, Brisbane LGA: +42,376 Fully owned, Brisbane LGA: -17,918
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2001 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 Brisbane LGA in 2011 compared to Greater Brisbane shows that there was a similar proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a larger proportion who were renters.

Overall, 26.7% of the population owned their dwelling; 32.4% were purchasing, and 34.7% were renting, compared with 26.4%, 35.5% and 32.1% respectively for Greater Brisbane.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in Brisbane LGA between 2001 and 2011 were:

  • Mortgage (+42,376 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+23,217 persons)
  • Fully owned (-17,918 persons)
  • Renting - Social housing (+1,555 persons)

The total number of households in Brisbane LGA increased by 57,775 between 2001 and 2011.

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