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Shire of Morawa

Housing tenure

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In the Shire of Morawa, 53% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 22.1% were renting privately, and 10.0% were in social housing in 2016.

The Shire of Morawa'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 the Shire of Morawa, 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
Shire of Morawa - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Tenure typeNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
Fully owned10936.529.412538.230.6-16
Mortgage4916.427.06319.326.9-14
Renting10936.531.411535.232.9-6
Renting - Social housing3010.06.4206.17.1+10
Renting - Private6622.123.98425.724.4-18
Renting - Not stated134.31.1113.41.4+2
Other tenure type41.31.172.11.2-3
Not stated289.411.0175.28.4+11

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, Regional WA: 1.1% Renting - Private, Regional WA: 23.9% Renting - Social housing, Regional WA: 6.4% Renting, Regional WA: 31.4% Mortgage, Regional WA: 27.0% Fully owned, Regional WA: 29.4% Other tenure type, Shire of Morawa: 1.3% Renting - Private, Shire of Morawa: 22.1% Renting - Social housing, Shire of Morawa: 10.0% Renting, Shire of Morawa: 36.5% Mortgage, Shire of Morawa: 16.4% Fully owned, Shire of Morawa: 36.5%
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, Shire of Morawa: -3 Renting - Private, Shire of Morawa: -18 Renting - Social housing, Shire of Morawa: +10 Renting, Shire of Morawa: -6 Mortgage, Shire of Morawa: -14 Fully owned, Shire of Morawa: -16
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 the Shire of Morawa in 2016 compared to Regional WA shows that there was a larger proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a larger proportion who were renters.

Overall, 36.5% of the population owned their dwelling; 16.4% were purchasing, and 36.5% were renting, compared with 29.4%, 27.0% and 31.4% respectively for Regional WA.

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in the Shire of Morawa between 2011 and 2016.

The total number of households in Shire of Morawa decreased by 28 between 2011 and 2016.

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