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In the Gunnedah Shire, 63% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 23.2% were renting privately, and 4.8% were in social housing in 2011.

The Gunnedah Shire'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 Gunnedah Shire, 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
Gunnedah Shire - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idFully owned1,74336.736.61,79539.838.2-52
map this data in atlas.idMortgage1,26426.629.71,18826.428.7+76
Renting
1,38429.127.01,22427.226.2+160
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing2264.84.82204.95.0+6
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private1,10423.221.491820.420.1+186
Renting - Not stated
541.10.8861.91.1-32
Other tenure type
420.90.9541.21.0-12
Not stated
3186.75.82455.45.9+73

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, Regional NSW: 0.9% Renting - Private, Regional NSW: 21.4% Renting - Social housing, Regional NSW: 4.8% Renting, Regional NSW: 27.0% Mortgage, Regional NSW: 29.7% Fully owned, Regional NSW: 36.6% Other tenure type, Gunnedah Shire: 0.9% Renting - Private, Gunnedah Shire: 23.2% Renting - Social housing, Gunnedah Shire: 4.8% Renting, Gunnedah Shire: 29.1% Mortgage, Gunnedah Shire: 26.6% Fully owned, Gunnedah Shire: 36.7%
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, Gunnedah Shire: -12 Renting - Private, Gunnedah Shire: +186 Renting - Social housing, Gunnedah Shire: +6 Renting, Gunnedah Shire: +160 Mortgage, Gunnedah Shire: +76 Fully owned, Gunnedah Shire: -52
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 the Gunnedah Shire in 2011 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a similar proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a larger proportion who were renters.

Overall, 36.7% of the population owned their dwelling; 26.6% were purchasing, and 29.1% were renting, compared with 36.6%, 29.7% and 27.0% respectively for Regional NSW.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in the Gunnedah Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Renting - Private (+186 persons)
  • Mortgage (+76 persons)
  • Fully owned (-52 persons)

The total number of households in Gunnedah Shire increased by 245 between 2006 and 2011.

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