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In Hawthorn, 70% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 17.1% were renting privately, and 6.3% were in social housing in 2016.

Hawthorn'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 Hawthorn, 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?'


Housing tenure
Hawthorn - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Tenure typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idFully owned28634.737.132638.438.9-40
map this data in atlas.idMortgage28935.038.327732.637.3+12
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing516.31.7647.61.9-13
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private14117.115.913215.615.7+9
Renting - Not stated
Other tenure type
Not stated

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 Mitcham: 2.0% Renting - Private, City of Mitcham: 15.9% Renting - Social housing, City of Mitcham: 1.7% Renting, City of Mitcham: 18.0% Mortgage, City of Mitcham: 38.3% Fully owned, City of Mitcham: 37.1% Other tenure type, Hawthorn: 0.5% Renting - Private, Hawthorn: 17.1% Renting - Social housing, Hawthorn: 6.3% Renting, Hawthorn: 23.7% Mortgage, Hawthorn: 35.0% Fully owned, Hawthorn: 34.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in housing tenure, 2011 to 2016
Change in housing tenure, 2011 to 2016 Other tenure type, Hawthorn: +1 Renting - Private, Hawthorn: +9 Renting - Social housing, Hawthorn: -13 Renting, Hawthorn: -10 Mortgage, Hawthorn: +12 Fully owned, Hawthorn: -40
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

Overall, 34.7% of the population owned their dwelling; 35.0% were purchasing, and 23.7% were renting, compared with 37.1%, 38.3% and 18.0% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Hawthorn between 2011 and 2016.

The total number of households in Hawthorn decreased by 22 between 2011 and 2016.