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In West Region, 65% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 22.7% were renting privately, and 3.0% were in social housing in 2016.

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 Region - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Tenure typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idFully owned2,43632.037.12,68234.938.9-246
map this data in atlas.idMortgage2,50933.038.32,38631.037.3+123
Renting
1,98826.118.01,99626.018.1-8
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing2263.01.72483.21.9-22
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private1,73022.715.91,69422.015.7+36
Renting - Not stated
320.40.4540.70.5-22
Other tenure type
2232.92.02653.42.1-42
Not stated
4495.94.73584.73.7+91

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, West Region: 2.9% Renting - Private, West Region: 22.7% Renting - Social housing, West Region: 3.0% Renting, West Region: 26.1% Mortgage, West Region: 33.0% Fully owned, West Region: 32.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in housing tenure, 2011 to 2016
Change in housing tenure, 2011 to 2016 Other tenure type, West Region: -42 Renting - Private, West Region: +36 Renting - Social housing, West Region: -22 Renting, West Region: -8 Mortgage, West Region: +123 Fully owned, West Region: -246
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 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, 32.0% of the population owned their dwelling; 33.0% were purchasing, and 26.1% were renting, compared with 37.1%, 38.3% and 18.0% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in West Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Fully owned (-246 persons)
  • Mortgage (+123 persons)

The total number of households in West Region decreased by 82 between 2011 and 2016.

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