City of Hobsons BayCommunity profile
Skip to content

In Hobsons Bay City, 66% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 23.5% were renting privately, and 3.0% 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. 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 Hobsons Bay 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
Hobsons Bay City20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idFully owned11,38635.031.511,42336.133.1-37
map this data in atlas.idMortgage10,20131.435.39,93731.434.8+264
Renting
8,78327.026.57,86524.924.3+918
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing9913.02.99993.23.0-8
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private7,63023.523.16,68621.220.7+944
Renting - Not stated
1620.50.51800.60.6-18
Other tenure type
1380.40.71290.40.6+9
Not stated
2,0196.25.92,2477.17.2-228

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 Melbourne: 0.7% Renting - Private, Greater Melbourne: 23.1% Renting - Social housing, Greater Melbourne: 2.9% Renting, Greater Melbourne: 26.5% Mortgage, Greater Melbourne: 35.3% Fully owned, Greater Melbourne: 31.5% Other tenure type, Hobsons Bay City: 0.4% Renting - Private, Hobsons Bay City: 23.5% Renting - Social housing, Hobsons Bay City: 3.0% Renting, Hobsons Bay City: 27.0% Mortgage, Hobsons Bay City: 31.4% Fully owned, Hobsons Bay City: 35.0%
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, Hobsons Bay City: +9 Renting - Private, Hobsons Bay City: +944 Renting - Social housing, Hobsons Bay City: -8 Renting, Hobsons Bay City: +918 Mortgage, Hobsons Bay City: +264 Fully owned, Hobsons Bay City: -37
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 Hobsons Bay City in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a larger proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a larger proportion who were renters.

Overall, 35.0% of the population owned their dwelling; 31.4% were purchasing, and 27.0% were renting, compared with 31.5%, 35.3% and 26.5% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

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

  • Renting - Private (+944 persons)
  • Mortgage (+264 persons)

The total number of households in Hobsons Bay City increased by 926 between 2006 and 2011.