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Hobsons Bay City

Life-stages - Housing tenure

In Hobsons Bay City 65.5% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in households who were purchasing or fully owned their home, 27.1% were renting privately, and 2.6% were in social housing in 2011.

Hobsons Bay City's Housing Tenure data provides insights into its socio-economic status as well as the role it plays in the housing market.

Looking at tenure for specific age groups provides additional information about the housing role and function, which may be quite different for different life stages. For instance, an inner city area may house predominantly young people, while the elderly are concentrated in public housing. Alternatively, the older population may overwhelmingly own their homes outright, while younger generations are renting due to lack of affordability.

In conjunction with other socio-economic status indicators in Hobsons Bay City, Tenure data is useful for analysing housing markets, housing affordability and identifying public housing areas. It should be looked at alongside Household Type and Dwelling Type.

It is also worth remembering that because this table counts individuals, there is no assumption that any particular individual pays the rent or mortgage.

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?'

Children aged 0 to 4 years, counted in private dwellings

Housing tenure
Hobsons Bay City - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Fully owned59410.79.571113.711.3-117
Mortgage3,06054.956.12,78553.557.4+275
Renting1,65729.729.71,46728.226.1+190
Renting - Social housing1462.62.91232.43.3+23
Renting - Private1,51127.126.31,33325.622.1+178
Renting - Not stated00.00.5110.20.7-11
Other tenure type00.00.400.00.40
Not stated2654.84.22414.64.8+24

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, Victoria: 0.4% Renting - Private, Victoria: 26.3% Renting - Social housing, Victoria: 2.9% Renting, Victoria: 29.7% Mortgage, Victoria: 56.1% Fully owned, Victoria: 9.5% Other tenure type, Hobsons Bay City: 0.0% Renting - Private, Hobsons Bay City: 27.1% Renting - Social housing, Hobsons Bay City: 2.6% Renting, Hobsons Bay City: 29.7% Mortgage, Hobsons Bay City: 54.9% Fully owned, Hobsons Bay City: 10.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in housing tenure, 2006 to 2011
Change in housing tenure, 2006 to 2011 Other tenure type, Hobsons Bay City: 0 Renting - Private, Hobsons Bay City: +178 Renting - Social housing, Hobsons Bay City: +23 Renting, Hobsons Bay City: +190 Mortgage, Hobsons Bay City: +275 Fully owned, Hobsons Bay City: -117
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the housing tenure of children aged 0 to 4 years in Hobsons Bay City in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that there was a larger proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a similar proportion who were renters.

Overall, 10.7% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in households who owned their dwelling; 54.9% were purchasing, and 29.7% were renting, compared with 9.5%, 56.1% and 29.7% respectively for Victoria.

Emerging groups

The total number of children aged 0 to 4 years in households in Hobsons Bay City increased by 372 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for children aged 0 to 4 years in households in Hobsons Bay City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Mortgage (+275 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+178 persons)
  • Fully owned (-117 persons)