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In Hills Region, 84% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 9.5% were renting privately, and 0.8% were in social housing in 2011.

Hills Region'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 Hills Region, 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
Hills Region20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idFully owned3,41040.438.93,49042.440.8-79
map this data in atlas.idMortgage3,71544.037.33,47042.135.8+246
Renting
89010.518.187010.617.2+20
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing650.81.9550.71.9+10
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private7989.515.77679.314.7+31
Renting - Not stated
270.30.5480.60.6-21
Other tenure type
1692.02.11331.61.8+36
Not stated
2523.03.72713.34.4-19

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, Hills Region: 2.0% Renting - Private, Hills Region: 9.5% Renting - Social housing, Hills Region: 0.8% Renting, Hills Region: 10.5% Mortgage, Hills Region: 44.0% Fully owned, Hills Region: 40.4%
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, Hills Region: +36 Renting - Private, Hills Region: +31 Renting - Social housing, Hills Region: +10 Renting, Hills Region: +20 Mortgage, Hills Region: +246 Fully owned, Hills Region: -79
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 Hills Region in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a larger proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a larger proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 40.4% of the population owned their dwelling; 44.0% were purchasing, and 10.5% were renting, compared with 38.9%, 37.3% and 18.1% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

Emerging groups

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

  • Mortgage (+246 persons)
  • Fully owned (-79 persons)

The total number of households in Hills Region increased by 204 between 2006 and 2011.