City of KnoxCommunity profile
census-message-logo

2016 Census data has been released and we are busy processing it to update this website. View our latest releases here.

Skip to content

Dandenong Foothills Policy Area

Housing tenure

census-message-logo

This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In Dandenong Foothills Policy Area, 78% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 14.1% were renting privately, and 1.8% were in social housing in 2016.

Dandenong Foothills Policy Area'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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area, 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
Dandenong Foothills Policy Area - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Tenure typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idFully owned3,60933.333.23,53932.833.8+70
map this data in atlas.idMortgage4,81344.441.34,89845.344.1-85
Renting
1,74816.119.21,83217.017.2-84
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing1921.82.02562.42.1-64
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private1,53014.116.91,52914.214.8+1
Renting - Not stated
250.20.3470.40.3-22
Other tenure type
790.71.4770.71.4+1
Not stated
5965.54.94544.23.6+142

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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.7% Renting - Private, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 14.1% Renting - Social housing, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.8% Renting, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 16.1% Mortgage, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 44.4% Fully owned, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 33.3%
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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +1 Renting - Private, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +1 Renting - Social housing, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -64 Renting, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -84 Mortgage, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -85 Fully owned, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +70
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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area in 2016 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a similar proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a larger proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 33.3% of the population owned their dwelling; 44.4% were purchasing, and 16.1% 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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Mortgage (-85 persons)
  • Fully owned (+70 persons)
  • Renting - Social housing (-64 persons)

The total number of households in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area increased by 44 between 2011 and 2016.

v17.11.15-1.0.1