In Brunswick East, 51% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 38.5% were renting privately, and 2.8% were in social housing in 2011.
Brunswick East'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 Brunswick East, 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?'
|Tenure type||Number||%||City of Moreland %||Number||%||City of Moreland %||2006 to 2011|
|Renting - Social housing||121||2.8||2.8||132||3.5||2.9||-11||22004|
|Renting - Private||1,652||38.5||28.8||1,366||35.9||25.8||+285||22005|
|Renting - Not stated||43||1.0||0.8||11||0.3||0.7||+32||22006|
|Other tenure type||27||0.6||0.5||22||0.6||0.4||+5||22007|
Analysis of the housing tenure of the population of Brunswick East in 2011 compared to the City of Moreland 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, 25.4% of the population owned their dwelling; 25.3% were purchasing, and 42.3% were renting, compared with 32.6%, 27.6% and 32.4% respectively for the City of Moreland.
The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in Brunswick East between 2006 and 2011 were:
- Renting - Private (+285 persons)
- Mortgage (+238 persons)
- Fully owned (+51 persons)
The total number of households in Brunswick East increased by 481 between 2006 and 2011.