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In Newport West, 65% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 25.6% were renting privately, and 3.1% were in social housing in 2011.

Newport West'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 Newport West, 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
Newport West20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idFully owned81527.335.085430.536.1-39
map this data in atlas.idMortgage1,13838.131.494934.031.4+188
Renting
86328.927.079828.524.9+65
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing923.13.0973.53.2-5
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private76525.623.567924.321.2+85
Renting - Not stated
60.20.5220.80.6-16
Other tenure type
140.50.490.30.4+5
Not stated
1585.36.21856.67.1-27

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, 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% Other tenure type, Newport West: 0.5% Renting - Private, Newport West: 25.6% Renting - Social housing, Newport West: 3.1% Renting, Newport West: 28.9% Mortgage, Newport West: 38.1% Fully owned, Newport West: 27.3%
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, Newport West: +5 Renting - Private, Newport West: +85 Renting - Social housing, Newport West: -5 Renting, Newport West: +65 Mortgage, Newport West: +188 Fully owned, Newport West: -39
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 Newport West in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a smaller proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a larger proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a larger proportion who were renters.

Overall, 27.3% of the population owned their dwelling; 38.1% were purchasing, and 28.9% were renting, compared with 35.0%, 31.4% and 27.0% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

Emerging groups

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

  • Mortgage (+188 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+85 persons)

The total number of households in Newport West increased by 191 between 2006 and 2011.