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Life-stages - Housing tenure

In City of Darwin 62.4% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in households who were purchasing or fully owned their home, 27.9% were renting privately, and 5.8% were in social housing in 2011.

City of Darwin's Housing Tenure data provides insights into its socio-economic status as well as the role it plays in the housing market.

Looking at tenure for specific age groups provides additional information about the housing role and function, which may be quite different for different life stages. For instance, an inner city area may house predominantly young people, while the elderly are concentrated in public housing. Alternatively, the older population may overwhelmingly own their homes outright, while younger generations are renting due to lack of affordability.

In conjunction with other socio-economic status indicators in City of Darwin, Tenure data is useful for analysing housing markets, housing affordability and identifying public housing areas. It should be looked at alongside Household Type and Dwelling Type.

It is also worth remembering that because this table counts individuals, there is no assumption that any particular individual pays the rent or mortgage.

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?'

Children aged 0 to 4 years, counted in private dwellings

Housing tenure
City of Darwin - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Northern TerritoryNumber%Northern Territory2006 to 2011
Fully owned271.04.600.04.9+27
Mortgage1,63861.328.71,46463.228.2+174
Renting89833.657.776433.056.8+134
Renting - Social housing1545.828.22259.731.2-71
Renting - Private74427.928.153923.324.1+205
Renting - Not stated00.01.300.01.40
Other tenure type00.00.800.01.00
Not stated1074.08.3903.99.2+17

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, Northern Territory: 0.8% Renting - Private, Northern Territory: 28.1% Renting - Social housing, Northern Territory: 28.2% Renting, Northern Territory: 57.7% Mortgage, Northern Territory: 28.7% Fully owned, Northern Territory: 4.6% Other tenure type, City of Darwin: 0.0% Renting - Private, City of Darwin: 27.9% Renting - Social housing, City of Darwin: 5.8% Renting, City of Darwin: 33.6% Mortgage, City of Darwin: 61.3% Fully owned, City of Darwin: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in housing tenure, 2006 to 2011
Change in housing tenure, 2006 to 2011 Other tenure type, City of Darwin: 0 Renting - Private, City of Darwin: +205 Renting - Social housing, City of Darwin: -71 Renting, City of Darwin: +134 Mortgage, City of Darwin: +174 Fully owned, City of Darwin: +27
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the housing tenure of children aged 0 to 4 years in City of Darwin in 2011 compared to Northern Territory shows that there was a smaller proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in households who owned their dwelling; a larger proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 1.0% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in households who owned their dwelling; 61.3% were purchasing, and 33.6% were renting, compared with 4.6%, 28.7% and 57.7% respectively for Northern Territory.

Emerging groups

The total number of children aged 0 to 4 years in households in City of Darwin increased by 352 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for children aged 0 to 4 years in households in City of Darwin between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Renting - Private (+205 persons)
  • Mortgage (+174 persons)
  • Renting - Social housing (-71 persons)
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