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Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie

Housing tenure

In Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie, 76% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 14.9% were renting privately, and 0.3% were in social housing in 2011.

Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie'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 Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie, 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
Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idFully owned97054.337.71,01352.938.0-43
map this data in atlas.idMortgage38221.435.239520.635.0-13
Renting
29616.620.126413.818.3+32
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing50.32.030.21.9+2
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private26714.917.523612.315.7+31
Renting - Not stated
241.30.6251.30.7-1
Other tenure type
130.71.1160.80.9-3
Not stated
1257.05.922811.97.8-103

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, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0.7% Renting - Private, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 14.9% Renting - Social housing, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0.3% Renting, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 16.6% Mortgage, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 21.4% Fully owned, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 54.3%
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, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -3 Renting - Private, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +31 Renting - Social housing, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +2 Renting, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +32 Mortgage, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -13 Fully owned, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -43
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 Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a larger proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 54.3% of the population owned their dwelling; 21.4% were purchasing, and 16.6% were renting, compared with 37.7%, 35.2% and 20.1% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie between 2006 and 2011.

The total number of households in Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie decreased by 130 between 2006 and 2011.