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In the Shire of Morawa, 57% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 25.7% were renting privately, and 6.1% were in social housing in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Fully owned12538.230.612242.831.3+3
Mortgage6319.326.95820.427.7+5
Renting11535.232.99232.330.6+23
Renting - Social housing206.17.1186.37.2+2
Renting - Private8425.724.46422.521.7+20
Renting - Not stated113.41.4103.51.7+1
Other tenure type72.11.262.11.1+1
Not stated175.28.472.59.3+10

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, Regional WA: 1.2% Renting - Private, Regional WA: 24.4% Renting - Social housing, Regional WA: 7.1% Renting, Regional WA: 32.9% Mortgage, Regional WA: 26.9% Fully owned, Regional WA: 30.6% Other tenure type, Shire of Morawa: 2.1% Renting - Private, Shire of Morawa: 25.7% Renting - Social housing, Shire of Morawa: 6.1% Renting, Shire of Morawa: 35.2% Mortgage, Shire of Morawa: 19.3% Fully owned, Shire of Morawa: 38.2%
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, Shire of Morawa: +1 Renting - Private, Shire of Morawa: +20 Renting - Social housing, Shire of Morawa: +2 Renting, Shire of Morawa: +23 Mortgage, Shire of Morawa: +5 Fully owned, Shire of Morawa: +3
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 the Shire of Morawa in 2011 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, 38.2% of the population owned their dwelling; 19.3% were purchasing, and 35.2% were renting, compared with 30.6%, 26.9% and 32.9% respectively for Regional WA.

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in the Shire of Morawa between 2006 and 2011.

The total number of households in Shire of Morawa increased by 42 between 2006 and 2011.

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