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Low income households - Housing tenure

In Hobsons Bay City, 65.5% of low income households were purchasing or fully own their home, 19.2% were renting privately and 9.1% 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.

This topic restricts the view of housing tenure to low income households in Hobsons Bay City. This can differentiate between housing markets which may be unclear when looking at the overall picture. For instance, if there are a lot of renters in the private rental market among low income earners, it may be due to housing being unaffordable for those on below average incomes. In many areas, social housing plays a role in accommodation low income households. This topic can answer questions such as whether the housing market is changing and squeezing out those on low incomes.

To further build the story of low income housing in Hobsons Bay City, tenure data should be viewed in conjunction with Dwelling Types, Age Structure and Household Type data.

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?'

Low income households in private dwellings

Housing tenure
Hobsons Bay City - Low income households20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Fully owned3,62856.049.33,45556.551.4+173
Mortgage6199.512.15468.910.5+73
Renting1,88729.132.91,78329.232.0+104
Renting - Social housing5939.19.563410.410.6-41
Renting - Private1,24219.222.41,09317.920.1+149
Renting - Not stated520.81.0560.91.3-4
Other tenure type580.91.6490.81.5+9
Not stated2904.54.12794.64.6+11

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: 1.6% Renting - Private, Victoria: 22.4% Renting - Social housing, Victoria: 9.5% Renting, Victoria: 32.9% Mortgage, Victoria: 12.1% Fully owned, Victoria: 49.3% Other tenure type, Hobsons Bay City: 0.9% Renting - Private, Hobsons Bay City: 19.2% Renting - Social housing, Hobsons Bay City: 9.1% Renting, Hobsons Bay City: 29.1% Mortgage, Hobsons Bay City: 9.5% Fully owned, Hobsons Bay City: 56.0%
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: +9 Renting - Private, Hobsons Bay City: +149 Renting - Social housing, Hobsons Bay City: -41 Renting, Hobsons Bay City: +104 Mortgage, Hobsons Bay City: +73 Fully owned, Hobsons Bay City: +173
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 low income households in Hobsons Bay City in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that there was a larger proportion low income households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 56.0% of in low income households who owned their dwelling; 9.5% were purchasing, and 29.1% were renting, compared with 49.3%, 12.1% and 32.9% respectively for Victoria.

Emerging groups

The total number of low income households in Hobsons Bay City increased by 370 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for low income households in Hobsons Bay City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Fully owned (+173 households)
  • Renting - Private (+149 households)
  • Mortgage (+73 households)