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Georges River Council area

Housing tenure

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In the Georges River Council area, 63% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 27.5% were renting privately, and 2.9% were in social housing in 2016.

The Georges River Council area'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 Georges River Council area, 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
Georges River Council area - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Tenure typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idFully owned16,77733.127.717,23335.629.1-456
map this data in atlas.idMortgage15,08929.831.515,39231.833.2-303
Renting
15,60030.832.613,13327.130.4+2,467
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing1,4792.94.61,5573.25.0-78
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private13,92327.527.611,36223.525.0+2,561
Renting - Not stated
1980.40.42140.40.5-16
Other tenure type
3010.60.83120.60.8-11
Not stated
2,8975.77.42,3504.96.5+547

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, Greater Sydney: 0.8% Renting - Private, Greater Sydney: 27.6% Renting - Social housing, Greater Sydney: 4.6% Renting, Greater Sydney: 32.6% Mortgage, Greater Sydney: 31.5% Fully owned, Greater Sydney: 27.7% Other tenure type, Georges River Council area: 0.6% Renting - Private, Georges River Council area: 27.5% Renting - Social housing, Georges River Council area: 2.9% Renting, Georges River Council area: 30.8% Mortgage, Georges River Council area: 29.8% Fully owned, Georges River Council area: 33.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in housing tenure, 2011 to 2016
Change in housing tenure, 2011 to 2016 Other tenure type, Georges River Council area: -11 Renting - Private, Georges River Council area: +2,561 Renting - Social housing, Georges River Council area: -78 Renting, Georges River Council area: +2,467 Mortgage, Georges River Council area: -303 Fully owned, Georges River Council area: -456
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Georges River Council area in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 33.1% of the population owned their dwelling; 29.8% were purchasing, and 30.8% were renting, compared with 27.7%, 31.5% and 32.6% respectively for Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in the Georges River Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Renting - Private (+2,561 persons)
  • Fully owned (-456 persons)
  • Mortgage (-303 persons)
  • Renting - Social housing (-78 persons)

The total number of households in Georges River Council area increased by 2,244 between 2011 and 2016.

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