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In Broken Hill City, 70% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 18.2% were renting privately, and 1.8% were in social housing in 2011.

Broken Hill 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 Broken Hill 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
Broken Hill City - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Fully owned3,47043.136.63,98648.938.2-516
Mortgage2,18127.129.72,05925.328.7+122
Renting1,66220.627.01,45017.826.2+212
Renting - Social housing1431.84.81852.35.0-42
Renting - Private1,46418.221.41,18014.520.1+284
Renting - Not stated550.70.8851.01.1-30
Other tenure type620.80.9630.81.0-1
Not stated6808.45.85917.35.9+89

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 NSW: 0.9% Renting - Private, Regional NSW: 21.4% Renting - Social housing, Regional NSW: 4.8% Renting, Regional NSW: 27.0% Mortgage, Regional NSW: 29.7% Fully owned, Regional NSW: 36.6% Other tenure type, Broken Hill City: 0.8% Renting - Private, Broken Hill City: 18.2% Renting - Social housing, Broken Hill City: 1.8% Renting, Broken Hill City: 20.6% Mortgage, Broken Hill City: 27.1% Fully owned, Broken Hill City: 43.1%
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, Broken Hill City: -1 Renting - Private, Broken Hill City: +284 Renting - Social housing, Broken Hill City: -42 Renting, Broken Hill City: +212 Mortgage, Broken Hill City: +122 Fully owned, Broken Hill City: -516
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 Broken Hill City in 2011 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a larger proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 43.1% of the population owned their dwelling; 27.1% were purchasing, and 20.6% were renting, compared with 36.6%, 29.7% and 27.0% respectively for Regional NSW.

Emerging groups

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

  • Fully owned (-516 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+284 persons)
  • Mortgage (+122 persons)

The total number of households in Broken Hill City decreased by 94 between 2006 and 2011.

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