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Need for assistance - Housing tenure

In the City of Melton 72.8% of people reporting a need for assistance were in households who were purchasing or fully owned their home, 18.4% were renting privately, and 4.3% were in social housing in 2011.

The City of Melton's Housing Tenure data provides insights into its socio-economic status as well as the role it plays in the housing market.

For people with a need for assistance due to a disability, housing tenure may differ significantly in some areas from the general population. For instance, people with a need for assistance may have priority in access to public housing, so the social housing category may be higher. This can give an insight into the housing arrangements of this community and indicate the success of housing programs for people with a disability.

Please view this topic in conjunction with Household Income and Dwelling Type.

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 with a need for assistance, counted in private dwellings

Housing tenure
City of Melton - Need for assistance20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Fully owned1,38333.950.087336.552.1+510
Mortgage1,59239.023.195339.921.6+639
Renting93823.022.645619.121.2+482
Renting - Social housing1774.38.61205.09.0+57
Renting - Private75118.413.532713.711.7+424
Renting - Not stated100.20.690.40.6+1
Other tenure type591.41.3261.11.3+33
Not stated1132.83.0813.43.8+32

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: 1.3% Renting - Private, Greater Melbourne: 13.5% Renting - Social housing, Greater Melbourne: 8.6% Renting, Greater Melbourne: 22.6% Mortgage, Greater Melbourne: 23.1% Fully owned, Greater Melbourne: 50.0% Other tenure type, City of Melton: 1.4% Renting - Private, City of Melton: 18.4% Renting - Social housing, City of Melton: 4.3% Renting, City of Melton: 23.0% Mortgage, City of Melton: 39.0% Fully owned, City of Melton: 33.9%
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 Melton: +33 Renting - Private, City of Melton: +424 Renting - Social housing, City of Melton: +57 Renting, City of Melton: +482 Mortgage, City of Melton: +639 Fully owned, City of Melton: +510
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 for people reporting a need for assistance in the City of Melton in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a smaller proportion of people with a need for assistance in households who owned their dwelling; a larger proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a similar proportion who were renters.

Overall, 33.9% of people reporting a need for assistance were in households who owned their dwelling; 39.0% were purchasing, and 23.0% were renting, compared with 50.0%, 23.1% and 22.6% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The total number of people reporting a need for assistance in City of Melton increased by 1,696 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in housing tenure categories of people reporting a need for assistance in the City of Melton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Mortgage (+639 persons)
  • Fully owned (+510 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+424 persons)
  • Renting - Social housing (+57 persons)