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In West Region, 66% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 22.0% were renting privately, and 3.2% were in social housing in 2011.

West 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 West 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
West Region20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idFully owned2,68234.938.92,90337.940.8-221
map this data in atlas.idMortgage2,38631.037.32,22029.035.8+166
Renting
1,99626.018.11,87524.517.2+121
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing2483.21.92433.21.9+5
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private1,69422.015.71,56620.414.7+128
Renting - Not stated
540.70.5660.90.6-12
Other tenure type
2653.42.12323.01.8+33
Not stated
3584.73.74355.74.4-77

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, West Region: 3.4% Renting - Private, West Region: 22.0% Renting - Social housing, West Region: 3.2% Renting, West Region: 26.0% Mortgage, West Region: 31.0% Fully owned, West Region: 34.9%
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, West Region: +33 Renting - Private, West Region: +128 Renting - Social housing, West Region: +5 Renting, West Region: +121 Mortgage, West Region: +166 Fully owned, West Region: -221
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 West Region in 2011 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, 34.9% of the population owned their dwelling; 31.0% were purchasing, and 26.0% 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 West Region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Fully owned (-221 persons)
  • Mortgage (+166 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+128 persons)

The total number of households in West Region increased by 23 between 2006 and 2011.