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Broken Hill City

Housing tenure

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

In Broken Hill City, 68% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 19.9% were renting privately, and 2.1% were in social housing in 2016.

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)20162011Change
Tenure typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Fully owned3,10840.235.53,47043.136.6-362
Mortgage2,15027.828.62,18127.129.7-31
Renting1,76822.826.51,66220.627.0+106
Renting - Social housing1592.14.21431.84.8+16
Renting - Private1,54319.921.61,46418.221.4+79
Renting - Not stated660.90.7550.70.8+11
Other tenure type440.61.0620.80.9-18
Not stated6698.68.46808.45.8-11

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, Regional NSW: 1.0% Renting - Private, Regional NSW: 21.6% Renting - Social housing, Regional NSW: 4.2% Renting, Regional NSW: 26.5% Mortgage, Regional NSW: 28.6% Fully owned, Regional NSW: 35.5% Other tenure type, Broken Hill City: 0.6% Renting - Private, Broken Hill City: 19.9% Renting - Social housing, Broken Hill City: 2.1% Renting, Broken Hill City: 22.8% Mortgage, Broken Hill City: 27.8% Fully owned, Broken Hill City: 40.2%
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, Broken Hill City: -18 Renting - Private, Broken Hill City: +79 Renting - Social housing, Broken Hill City: +16 Renting, Broken Hill City: +106 Mortgage, Broken Hill City: -31 Fully owned, Broken Hill City: -362
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 Broken Hill City in 2016 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, 40.2% of the population owned their dwelling; 27.8% were purchasing, and 22.8% were renting, compared with 35.5%, 28.6% and 26.5% respectively for Regional NSW.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in Broken Hill City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Fully owned (-362 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+79 persons)

The total number of households in Broken Hill City decreased by 316 between 2011 and 2016.

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