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Low income households - Housing tenure

In the City of Knox, 69.1% of low income households were purchasing or fully own their home, 14.7% were renting privately and 7.6% 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.

This topic restricts the view of housing tenure to low income households in City of Knox. 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 City of Knox, 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
City of Knox - Low income households20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Fully owned4,74054.649.33,89056.251.4+850
Mortgage1,25714.512.188612.810.5+371
Renting2,00023.032.91,59723.132.0+403
Renting - Social housing6607.69.55888.510.6+72
Renting - Private1,27614.722.492813.420.1+348
Renting - Not stated640.71.0811.21.3-17
Other tenure type3433.91.62253.31.5+118
Not stated3454.04.13194.64.6+26

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, City of Knox: 3.9% Renting - Private, City of Knox: 14.7% Renting - Social housing, City of Knox: 7.6% Renting, City of Knox: 23.0% Mortgage, City of Knox: 14.5% Fully owned, City of Knox: 54.6%
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, City of Knox: +118 Renting - Private, City of Knox: +348 Renting - Social housing, City of Knox: +72 Renting, City of Knox: +403 Mortgage, City of Knox: +371 Fully owned, City of Knox: +850
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 the City of Knox in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that there was a larger proportion low income households who owned their dwelling; a larger proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 54.6% of in low income households who owned their dwelling; 14.5% were purchasing, and 23.0% were renting, compared with 49.3%, 12.1% and 32.9% respectively for Victoria.

Emerging groups

The total number of low income households in the City of Knox increased by 1,768 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for low income households in the City of Knox between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Fully owned (+850 households)
  • Mortgage (+371 households)
  • Renting - Private (+348 households)
  • Other tenure type (+118 households)