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Greater Western Sydney Region

Housing tenure

In the Greater Western Sydney Region, 66% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 20.5% were renting privately, and 6.8% were in social housing in 2011.

The Greater Western Sydney Region'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 Greater Western Sydney Region, 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
Greater Western Sydney Region - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Fully owned174,56227.429.1169,49528.330.1+5,067
Mortgage244,34338.433.2219,76936.731.1+24,574
Renting176,83127.830.4166,00327.729.7+10,828
Renting - Social housing43,3946.85.042,4637.15.0+931
Renting - Private130,43520.525.0119,76320.024.0+10,672
Renting - Not stated3,0020.50.53,7770.60.6-775
Other tenure type4,2720.70.83,4350.60.7+837
Not stated37,0305.86.540,6556.88.4-3,625

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 Sydney: 0.8% Renting - Private, Greater Sydney: 25.0% Renting - Social housing, Greater Sydney: 5.0% Renting, Greater Sydney: 30.4% Mortgage, Greater Sydney: 33.2% Fully owned, Greater Sydney: 29.1% Other tenure type, Greater Western Sydney Region: 0.7% Renting - Private, Greater Western Sydney Region: 20.5% Renting - Social housing, Greater Western Sydney Region: 6.8% Renting, Greater Western Sydney Region: 27.8% Mortgage, Greater Western Sydney Region: 38.4% Fully owned, Greater Western Sydney Region: 27.4%
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, Greater Western Sydney Region: +837 Renting - Private, Greater Western Sydney Region: +10,672 Renting - Social housing, Greater Western Sydney Region: +931 Renting, Greater Western Sydney Region: +10,828 Mortgage, Greater Western Sydney Region: +24,574 Fully owned, Greater Western Sydney Region: +5,067
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 Greater Western Sydney Region in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a smaller proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a larger proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 27.4% of the population owned their dwelling; 38.4% were purchasing, and 27.8% were renting, compared with 29.1%, 33.2% and 30.4% respectively for Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in the Greater Western Sydney Region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Mortgage (+24,574 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+10,672 persons)
  • Fully owned (+5,067 persons)
  • Renting - Social housing (+931 persons)

The total number of households in Greater Western Sydney Region increased by 37,681 between 2006 and 2011.

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