Mornington Peninsula ShireCommunity profile

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In Mornington, 70% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 19.7% were renting privately, and 4.2% were in social housing in 2011.

Mornington'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 Mornington, 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?'


Housing tenure
Mornington - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idFully owned3,30035.637.73,02234.838.0+278
map this data in atlas.idMortgage3,19034.535.22,91933.735.0+271
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing3864.22.03854.41.9+1
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private1,82119.717.51,70819.715.7+113
Renting - Not stated
Other tenure type
Not stated

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.1% Renting - Private, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 17.5% Renting - Social housing, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.0% Renting, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 20.1% Mortgage, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 35.2% Fully owned, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 37.7% Other tenure type, Mornington: 0.6% Renting - Private, Mornington: 19.7% Renting - Social housing, Mornington: 4.2% Renting, Mornington: 24.1% Mortgage, Mornington: 34.5% Fully owned, Mornington: 35.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in housing tenure, 2006 to 2011
Change in housing tenure, 2006 to 2011 Other tenure type, Mornington: -4 Renting - Private, Mornington: +113 Renting - Social housing, Mornington: +1 Renting, Mornington: +102 Mortgage, Mornington: +271 Fully owned, Mornington: +278
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the housing tenure of the population of Mornington in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire 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, 35.6% of the population owned their dwelling; 34.5% were purchasing, and 24.1% were renting, compared with 37.7%, 35.2% and 20.1% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in Mornington between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Fully owned (+278 persons)
  • Mortgage (+271 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+113 persons)

The total number of households in Mornington increased by 586 between 2006 and 2011.