City of Belmont

Housing tenure

In City of Belmont, 54% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 28.3% were renting privately, and 8.6% were in social housing in 2011.

City of Belmont'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-nester 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 City of Belmont, 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 Belmont20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%EMRC area %Number%EMRC area %2006 to 2011
Fully owned3,55424.328.33,53926.729.7+15
Mortgage4,31829.540.43,75528.340.1+563
Renting5,50537.724.44,75135.822.9+754
Renting - Social housing1,2628.64.21,2039.14.2+59
Renting - Private4,13128.319.73,43025.918.0+701
Renting - Not stated1120.80.51180.90.6-6
Other tenure type740.50.7540.40.6+20
Not stated1,1628.06.11,1558.76.8+7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Housing tenure, 2011
Housing tenure, 2011 Other tenure type, EMRC area: 0.7% Renting - Private, EMRC area: 19.7% Renting - Social housing, EMRC area: 4.2% Renting, EMRC area: 24.4% Mortgage, EMRC area: 40.4% Fully owned, EMRC area: 28.3% Other tenure type, City of Belmont: 0.5% Renting - Private, City of Belmont: 28.3% Renting - Social housing, City of Belmont: 8.6% Renting, City of Belmont: 37.7% Mortgage, City of Belmont: 29.5% Fully owned, City of Belmont: 24.3%
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 Belmont: +20 Renting - Private, City of Belmont: +701 Renting - Social housing, City of Belmont: +59 Renting, City of Belmont: +754 Mortgage, City of Belmont: +563 Fully owned, City of Belmont: +15
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 City of Belmont in 2011 compared to EMRC area shows that there was a smaller proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a larger proportion who were renters.

Overall, 24.3% of the population owned their dwelling; 29.5% were purchasing, and 37.7% were renting, compared with 28.3%, 40.4% and 24.4% respectively for EMRC area.

Emerging groups

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

  • Renting - Private (+701 persons)
  • Mortgage (+563 persons)
  • Renting - Social housing (+59 persons)

The total number of households in City of Belmont increased by 1,359 between 2006 and 2011.