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Semaphore Park Ward

Housing tenure

In Semaphore Park Ward, 68% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 13.3% were renting privately, and 11.1% were in social housing in 2011.

Semaphore Park Ward'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 Semaphore Park Ward, 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
Semaphore Park Ward20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idFully owned2,17042.934.72,23844.436.8-68
map this data in atlas.idMortgage1,28225.428.31,18823.626.4+94
Renting
1,25524.830.61,15923.029.0+96
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing56211.19.857311.410.8-11
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private67113.320.254910.917.5+122
Renting - Not stated
220.40.6370.70.8-15
Other tenure type
1202.41.11422.81.2-22
Not stated
2274.55.43166.36.5-89

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, 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% Other tenure type, Semaphore Park Ward: 2.4% Renting - Private, Semaphore Park Ward: 13.3% Renting - Social housing, Semaphore Park Ward: 11.1% Renting, Semaphore Park Ward: 24.8% Mortgage, Semaphore Park Ward: 25.4% Fully owned, Semaphore Park Ward: 42.9%
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, Semaphore Park Ward: -22 Renting - Private, Semaphore Park Ward: +122 Renting - Social housing, Semaphore Park Ward: -11 Renting, Semaphore Park Ward: +96 Mortgage, Semaphore Park Ward: +94 Fully owned, Semaphore Park Ward: -68
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 Semaphore Park Ward in 2011 compared to the City of Charles Sturt 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, 42.9% of the population owned their dwelling; 25.4% were purchasing, and 24.8% were renting, compared with 34.7%, 28.3% and 30.6% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in Semaphore Park Ward between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Renting - Private (+122 persons)
  • Mortgage (+94 persons)
  • Fully owned (-68 persons)

The total number of households in Semaphore Park Ward increased by 12 between 2006 and 2011.