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Recent arrivals - Housing tenure

In the City of Knox 62.9% of recent arrivals were in households who were purchasing or fully owned their home, 35.4% were renting privately, and 0.2% were in social housing in 2011.

The City of Knox's Housing Tenure data provides insights into its socio-economic status as well as the role it plays in the housing market. For recent arrivals, housing tenure shows how migrants are accommodated in the area. In areas receiving many refugees, public housing may be an important housing type. For skilled arrivals in the country on a temporary basis, the private rental market is the main provider. Some areas provide purpose-built student rental accommodation, while other areas may represent home ownership and mortgage opportunities for arrivals looking to settle with their families on a long-term basis.

To build a more complete picture of the story of the area for recent arrivals, tenure data should be viewed in conjunction with Dwelling Type, Household Income and Age Structure 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?'

People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011, counted in private dwellings

Housing tenure
City of Knox - Recent arrivals2011
Tenure typeNumber%Greater Melbourne
Fully owned5539.86.3
Mortgage3,01153.224.8
Renting2,03135.966.0
Renting - Social housing100.21.5
Renting - Private2,00435.463.8
Renting - Not stated170.30.6
Other tenure type240.40.5
Not stated450.82.5

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 (Enumerated data). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Housing tenure, 2011
Housing tenure, 2011 Other tenure type, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Renting - Private, Greater Melbourne: 63.8% Renting - Social housing, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Renting, Greater Melbourne: 66.0% Mortgage, Greater Melbourne: 24.8% Fully owned, Greater Melbourne: 6.3% Other tenure type, City of Knox: 0.4% Renting - Private, City of Knox: 35.4% Renting - Social housing, City of Knox: 0.2% Renting, City of Knox: 35.9% Mortgage, City of Knox: 53.2% Fully owned, City of Knox: 9.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the housing tenure of recent arrivals in the City of Knox in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a larger proportion of recent arrivals in households who owned their dwelling; a larger proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 9.8% of recent arrivals were in households who owned their dwelling; 53.2% were purchasing, and 35.9% were renting, compared with 6.3%, 24.8% and 66.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.