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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Housing tenure

In Mornington Peninsula Shire, 73% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 17.5% were renting privately, and 2.0% were in social housing in 2011.

Mornington Peninsula Shire'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 Peninsula Shire, 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
Mornington Peninsula Shire20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idFully owned21,28437.731.520,07238.033.1+1,212
map this data in atlas.idMortgage19,89335.235.318,48235.034.8+1,411
Renting
11,35420.126.59,66218.324.3+1,692
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing1,1072.02.91,0031.93.0+104
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private9,90917.523.18,30215.720.7+1,607
Renting - Not stated
3380.60.53570.70.6-19
Other tenure type
6251.10.74920.90.6+133
Not stated
3,3435.95.94,1047.87.2-761

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, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Renting - Private, Greater Melbourne: 23.1% Renting - Social housing, Greater Melbourne: 2.9% Renting, Greater Melbourne: 26.5% Mortgage, Greater Melbourne: 35.3% Fully owned, Greater Melbourne: 31.5% 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%
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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +133 Renting - Private, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,607 Renting - Social housing, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +104 Renting, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,692 Mortgage, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,411 Fully owned, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,212
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 Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a larger proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a similar proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 37.7% of the population owned their dwelling; 35.2% were purchasing, and 20.1% were renting, compared with 31.5%, 35.3% and 26.5% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

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

  • Renting - Private (+1,607 persons)
  • Mortgage (+1,411 persons)
  • Fully owned (+1,212 persons)
  • Other tenure type (+133 persons)

The total number of households in Mornington Peninsula Shire increased by 3,687 between 2006 and 2011.