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In Gosford City, 67% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 20.9% were renting privately, and 3.7% were in social housing in 2011.

Gosford City'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 Gosford City, 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
Gosford City - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idFully owned21,78334.129.121,60234.930.1+181
map this data in atlas.idMortgage21,28433.333.219,67831.831.1+1,606
Renting
16,03725.130.414,81523.929.7+1,222
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing2,3493.75.02,3263.85.0+23
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private13,35720.925.012,10719.524.0+1,250
Renting - Not stated
3310.50.53820.60.6-51
Other tenure type
1,0091.60.81,0811.70.7-72
Not stated
3,7985.96.54,7667.78.4-968

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, Gosford City: 1.6% Renting - Private, Gosford City: 20.9% Renting - Social housing, Gosford City: 3.7% Renting, Gosford City: 25.1% Mortgage, Gosford City: 33.3% Fully owned, Gosford City: 34.1%
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, Gosford City: -72 Renting - Private, Gosford City: +1,250 Renting - Social housing, Gosford City: +23 Renting, Gosford City: +1,222 Mortgage, Gosford City: +1,606 Fully owned, Gosford City: +181
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 Gosford City in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a larger proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a similar proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 34.1% of the population owned their dwelling; 33.3% were purchasing, and 25.1% 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 Gosford City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Mortgage (+1,606 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+1,250 persons)
  • Fully owned (+181 persons)
  • Other tenure type (-72 persons)

The total number of households in Gosford City increased by 1,969 between 2006 and 2011.

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