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In Sandhurst, 81% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 14.6% were renting privately, and 0.0% were in social housing in 2016.

Sandhurst'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 Sandhurst, 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?'


Housing tenure
Sandhurst - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Tenure typeNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idFully owned33420.625.117215.926.3+162
map this data in atlas.idMortgage98660.838.574568.739.9+241
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing00.02.600.03.10
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private23714.624.313612.523.1+101
Renting - Not stated
Other tenure type
Not stated

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Housing tenure, 2016
Housing tenure, 2016 Other tenure type, Frankston City: 1.3% Renting - Private, Frankston City: 24.3% Renting - Social housing, Frankston City: 2.6% Renting, Frankston City: 27.3% Mortgage, Frankston City: 38.5% Fully owned, Frankston City: 25.1% Other tenure type, Sandhurst: 0.0% Renting - Private, Sandhurst: 14.6% Renting - Social housing, Sandhurst: 0.0% Renting, Sandhurst: 14.6% Mortgage, Sandhurst: 60.8% Fully owned, Sandhurst: 20.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in housing tenure, 2011 to 2016
Change in housing tenure, 2011 to 2016 Other tenure type, Sandhurst: -3 Renting - Private, Sandhurst: +101 Renting - Social housing, Sandhurst: 0 Renting, Sandhurst: +101 Mortgage, Sandhurst: +241 Fully owned, Sandhurst: +162
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the housing tenure of the population of Sandhurst in 2016 compared to Frankston City 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, 20.6% of the population owned their dwelling; 60.8% were purchasing, and 14.6% were renting, compared with 25.1%, 38.5% and 27.3% respectively for Frankston City.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in Sandhurst between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Mortgage (+241 persons)
  • Fully owned (+162 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+101 persons)

The total number of households in Sandhurst increased by 539 between 2011 and 2016.