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In Melton East, 80% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 14.2% were renting privately, and 0.3% were in social housing in 2011.

Melton East'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 Melton East, 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
Melton East20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idFully owned3,02017.221.21,68014.421.8+1,340
map this data in atlas.idMortgage10,99962.553.17,88867.556.4+3,111
Renting
2,59514.819.31,33911.515.2+1,256
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing510.31.3120.11.4+39
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private2,49314.217.71,31411.313.4+1,179
Renting - Not stated
510.30.3130.10.4+38
Other tenure type
1721.00.8980.80.6+74
Not stated
8034.65.66755.86.1+128

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 Melton: 0.8% Renting - Private, City of Melton: 17.7% Renting - Social housing, City of Melton: 1.3% Renting, City of Melton: 19.3% Mortgage, City of Melton: 53.1% Fully owned, City of Melton: 21.2% Other tenure type, Melton East: 1.0% Renting - Private, Melton East: 14.2% Renting - Social housing, Melton East: 0.3% Renting, Melton East: 14.8% Mortgage, Melton East: 62.5% Fully owned, Melton East: 17.2%
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, Melton East: +74 Renting - Private, Melton East: +1,179 Renting - Social housing, Melton East: +39 Renting, Melton East: +1,256 Mortgage, Melton East: +3,111 Fully owned, Melton East: +1,340
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 Melton East in 2011 compared to the City of Melton 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, 17.2% of the population owned their dwelling; 62.5% were purchasing, and 14.8% were renting, compared with 21.2%, 53.1% and 19.3% respectively for the City of Melton.

Emerging groups

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

  • Mortgage (+3,111 persons)
  • Fully owned (+1,340 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+1,179 persons)
  • Other tenure type (+74 persons)

The total number of households in Melton East increased by 5,909 between 2006 and 2011.