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Housing tenure

In the City of Charles Sturt, 63% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 20.2% were renting privately, and 9.8% were in social housing in 2011.

The City of Charles Sturt'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 the City of Charles Sturt, 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
City of Charles Sturt20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idFully owned15,22634.730.715,63336.832.5-407
map this data in atlas.idMortgage12,42628.335.411,22326.434.7+1,203
Renting
13,43130.627.512,33429.025.7+1,097
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing4,3119.87.14,56910.87.8-258
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private8,86020.219.97,42917.517.3+1,431
Renting - Not stated
2600.60.53360.80.6-76
Other tenure type
5021.11.45081.21.3-6
Not stated
2,3555.45.02,7796.55.8-424

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, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Renting - Private, Greater Adelaide: 19.9% Renting - Social housing, Greater Adelaide: 7.1% Renting, Greater Adelaide: 27.5% Mortgage, Greater Adelaide: 35.4% Fully owned, Greater Adelaide: 30.7% Other tenure type, City of Charles Sturt: 1.1% Renting - Private, City of Charles Sturt: 20.2% Renting - Social housing, City of Charles Sturt: 9.8% Renting, City of Charles Sturt: 30.6% Mortgage, City of Charles Sturt: 28.3% Fully owned, City of Charles Sturt: 34.7%
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, 2006 to 2011
Change in housing tenure, 2006 to 2011 Other tenure type, City of Charles Sturt: -6 Renting - Private, City of Charles Sturt: +1,431 Renting - Social housing, City of Charles Sturt: -258 Renting, City of Charles Sturt: +1,097 Mortgage, City of Charles Sturt: +1,203 Fully owned, City of Charles Sturt: -407
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 the City of Charles Sturt in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide 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, 34.7% of the population owned their dwelling; 28.3% were purchasing, and 30.6% were renting, compared with 30.7%, 35.4% and 27.5% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in the City of Charles Sturt between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Renting - Private (+1,431 persons)
  • Mortgage (+1,203 persons)
  • Fully owned (-407 persons)
  • Renting - Social housing (-258 persons)

The total number of households in City of Charles Sturt increased by 1,463 between 2006 and 2011.