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In Wantirna South, 79% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 12.4% were renting privately, and 1.7% were in social housing in 2011.

Wantirna South'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 Wantirna South, 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
Wantirna South20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idFully owned2,51241.833.82,49242.033.2+20
map this data in atlas.idMortgage2,21836.944.12,33239.345.6-114
Renting
88214.717.269711.715.6+185
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing1041.72.11011.72.0+3
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private74712.414.85669.513.2+181
Renting - Not stated
310.50.3300.50.4+1
Other tenure type
2343.91.41863.11.1+48
Not stated
1672.83.62303.94.4-63

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, City of Knox: 1.4% Renting - Private, City of Knox: 14.8% Renting - Social housing, City of Knox: 2.1% Renting, City of Knox: 17.2% Mortgage, City of Knox: 44.1% Fully owned, City of Knox: 33.8% Other tenure type, Wantirna South: 3.9% Renting - Private, Wantirna South: 12.4% Renting - Social housing, Wantirna South: 1.7% Renting, Wantirna South: 14.7% Mortgage, Wantirna South: 36.9% Fully owned, Wantirna South: 41.8%
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, Wantirna South: +48 Renting - Private, Wantirna South: +181 Renting - Social housing, Wantirna South: +3 Renting, Wantirna South: +185 Mortgage, Wantirna South: -114 Fully owned, Wantirna South: +20
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 Wantirna South in 2011 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a larger proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 41.8% of the population owned their dwelling; 36.9% were purchasing, and 14.7% were renting, compared with 33.8%, 44.1% and 17.2% respectively for the City of Knox.

Emerging groups

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

  • Renting - Private (+181 persons)
  • Mortgage (-114 persons)

The total number of households in Wantirna South increased by 76 between 2006 and 2011.