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Overseas born - Housing tenure

In the City of Knox 83.2% of overseas born people were in households who were purchasing or fully owned their home, 12.6% were renting privately, and 1.4% 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 overseas-born, housing tenure shows how migrants are accommodated in the area. This is highly correlated with the age of migrant communities - older communities are likely to have more home ownership. In some areas, public housing is an important tenure type for migrants, even long established communities.

To build a more complete picture of the story of the area for the overseas-born population, Housing 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, counted in private dwellings

Housing tenure
City of Knox - Overseas born20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Fully owned14,26735.330.413,26837.035.0+999
Mortgage19,38147.935.217,26648.134.9+2,115
Renting5,76614.331.34,34912.126.5+1,417
Renting - Social housing5481.42.85371.53.2+11
Renting - Private5,09812.628.13,68510.322.8+1,413
Renting - Not stated1200.30.41270.40.5-7
Other tenure type3510.90.62370.70.5+114
Not stated6791.72.67782.23.1-99

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: 0.6% Renting - Private, Greater Melbourne: 28.1% Renting - Social housing, Greater Melbourne: 2.8% Renting, Greater Melbourne: 31.3% Mortgage, Greater Melbourne: 35.2% Fully owned, Greater Melbourne: 30.4% Other tenure type, City of Knox: 0.9% Renting - Private, City of Knox: 12.6% Renting - Social housing, City of Knox: 1.4% Renting, City of Knox: 14.3% Mortgage, City of Knox: 47.9% Fully owned, City of Knox: 35.3%
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: +114 Renting - Private, City of Knox: +1,413 Renting - Social housing, City of Knox: +11 Renting, City of Knox: +1,417 Mortgage, City of Knox: +2,115 Fully owned, City of Knox: +999
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 overseas born people in the City of Knox in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a larger proportion of overseas born people in households who owned their dwelling; a larger proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 35.3% of overseas born people were in households who owned their dwelling; 47.9% were purchasing, and 14.3% were renting, compared with 30.4%, 35.2% and 31.3% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The total number of overseas born people in households in City of Knox increased by 4,546 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for overseas born people in the City of Knox between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Mortgage (+2,115 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+1,413 persons)
  • Fully owned (+999 persons)
  • Other tenure type (+114 persons)