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Ferntree Gully

Housing tenure

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In Ferntree Gully, 76% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 15.5% were renting privately, and 2.7% were in social housing in 2016.

Ferntree Gully'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 Ferntree Gully, 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
Ferntree Gully - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Tenure typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idFully owned3,21632.633.23,17432.633.8+41
map this data in atlas.idMortgage4,28743.441.34,44645.644.1-159
Renting
1,82318.519.21,71417.617.2+109
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing2622.72.02822.92.1-20
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private1,53315.516.91,39314.314.8+139
Renting - Not stated
280.30.3380.40.3-10
Other tenure type
710.71.4810.81.4-10
Not stated
4724.84.93283.43.6+144

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Housing tenure, 2016
Housing tenure, 2016 Other tenure type, City of Knox: 1.4% Renting - Private, City of Knox: 16.9% Renting - Social housing, City of Knox: 2.0% Renting, City of Knox: 19.2% Mortgage, City of Knox: 41.3% Fully owned, City of Knox: 33.2% Other tenure type, Ferntree Gully: 0.7% Renting - Private, Ferntree Gully: 15.5% Renting - Social housing, Ferntree Gully: 2.7% Renting, Ferntree Gully: 18.5% Mortgage, Ferntree Gully: 43.4% Fully owned, Ferntree Gully: 32.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in housing tenure, 2011 to 2016
Change in housing tenure, 2011 to 2016 Other tenure type, Ferntree Gully: -10 Renting - Private, Ferntree Gully: +139 Renting - Social housing, Ferntree Gully: -20 Renting, Ferntree Gully: +109 Mortgage, Ferntree Gully: -159 Fully owned, Ferntree Gully: +41
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the housing tenure of the population of Ferntree Gully in 2016 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a smaller proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a larger proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 32.6% of the population owned their dwelling; 43.4% were purchasing, and 18.5% were renting, compared with 33.2%, 41.3% and 19.2% respectively for the City of Knox.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in Ferntree Gully between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Mortgage (-159 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+139 persons)

The total number of households in Ferntree Gully increased by 126 between 2011 and 2016.

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