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Brisbane LGA

Housing tenure

In Brisbane LGA, 60% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 27.9% were renting privately, and 4.1% were in social housing in 2006.

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)20062001Change
Tenure typeNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2001 to 2006
Fully owned107,54528.728.7124,40136.535.3-16,856
Mortgage115,77530.934.686,77125.529.6+29,004
Renting122,38132.729.8113,19033.230.5+9,191
Renting - Social housing15,3784.14.115,5954.64.6-217
Renting - Private104,48327.925.095,75828.125.3+8,725
Renting - Not stated2,5200.70.61,8370.50.5+683
Other tenure type3,0270.80.73,7721.11.1-745
Not stated26,0446.96.212,5283.73.5+13,516

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2006. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Housing tenure, 2006
Housing tenure, 2006 Other tenure type, Greater Brisbane: 0.7% Renting - Private, Greater Brisbane: 25.0% Renting - Social housing, Greater Brisbane: 4.1% Renting, Greater Brisbane: 29.8% Mortgage, Greater Brisbane: 34.6% Fully owned, Greater Brisbane: 28.7% Other tenure type, Brisbane LGA: 0.8% Renting - Private, Brisbane LGA: 27.9% Renting - Social housing, Brisbane LGA: 4.1% Renting, Brisbane LGA: 32.7% Mortgage, Brisbane LGA: 30.9% Fully owned, Brisbane LGA: 28.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in housing tenure, 2001 to 2006
Change in housing tenure, 2001 to 2006 Other tenure type, Brisbane LGA: -745 Renting - Private, Brisbane LGA: +8,725 Renting - Social housing, Brisbane LGA: -217 Renting, Brisbane LGA: +9,191 Mortgage, Brisbane LGA: +29,004 Fully owned, Brisbane LGA: -16,856
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2001 and 2006 (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 2006 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, 28.7% of the population owned their dwelling; 30.9% were purchasing, and 32.7% were renting, compared with 28.7%, 34.6% and 29.8% respectively for Greater Brisbane.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in Brisbane LGA between 2001 and 2006 were:

  • Mortgage (+29,004 persons)
  • Fully owned (-16,856 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+8,725 persons)
  • Other tenure type (-745 persons)

The total number of households in Brisbane LGA increased by 34,110 between 2001 and 2006.

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