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In Westbourne Park, 72% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 22.7% were renting privately, and 1.5% were in social housing in 2011.

Westbourne Park'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 Westbourne Park, 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
Westbourne Park20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idFully owned34839.338.932536.840.8+23
map this data in atlas.idMortgage29433.237.333437.935.8-40
Renting
21424.218.119422.017.2+20
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing131.51.940.51.9+9
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private20122.715.718721.214.7+14
Renting - Not stated
00.00.530.30.6-3
Other tenure type
30.32.130.31.80
Not stated
273.03.7262.94.4+1

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 Mitcham: 2.1% Renting - Private, City of Mitcham: 15.7% Renting - Social housing, City of Mitcham: 1.9% Renting, City of Mitcham: 18.1% Mortgage, City of Mitcham: 37.3% Fully owned, City of Mitcham: 38.9% Other tenure type, Westbourne Park: 0.3% Renting - Private, Westbourne Park: 22.7% Renting - Social housing, Westbourne Park: 1.5% Renting, Westbourne Park: 24.2% Mortgage, Westbourne Park: 33.2% Fully owned, Westbourne Park: 39.3%
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, Westbourne Park: 0 Renting - Private, Westbourne Park: +14 Renting - Social housing, Westbourne Park: +9 Renting, Westbourne Park: +20 Mortgage, Westbourne Park: -40 Fully owned, Westbourne Park: +23
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 Westbourne Park in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a similar proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a larger proportion who were renters.

Overall, 39.3% of the population owned their dwelling; 33.2% were purchasing, and 24.2% were renting, compared with 38.9%, 37.3% and 18.1% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Westbourne Park between 2006 and 2011.

The total number of households in Westbourne Park increased by 4 between 2006 and 2011.