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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Housing tenure

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

In Mornington Peninsula Shire, 72% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 17.8% were renting privately, and 1.6% were in social housing in 2016.

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 Shire - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Tenure typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idFully owned23,12437.829.021,28437.731.5+1,840
map this data in atlas.idMortgage20,64033.834.319,89335.235.3+747
Renting
12,20120.028.811,35420.126.5+847
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing1,0011.62.61,1072.02.9-106
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private10,87517.825.89,90917.523.1+966
Renting - Not stated
3250.50.43380.60.5-13
Other tenure type
8791.40.86251.10.7+254
Not stated
4,2517.07.13,3435.95.9+908

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Housing tenure, 2016
Housing tenure, 2016 Other tenure type, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Renting - Private, Greater Melbourne: 25.8% Renting - Social housing, Greater Melbourne: 2.6% Renting, Greater Melbourne: 28.8% Mortgage, Greater Melbourne: 34.3% Fully owned, Greater Melbourne: 29.0% Other tenure type, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.4% Renting - Private, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 17.8% Renting - Social housing, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.6% Renting, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 20.0% Mortgage, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 33.8% Fully owned, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 37.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in housing tenure, 2011 to 2016
Change in housing tenure, 2011 to 2016 Other tenure type, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +254 Renting - Private, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +966 Renting - Social housing, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -106 Renting, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +847 Mortgage, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +747 Fully owned, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,840
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 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, 37.8% of the population owned their dwelling; 33.8% were purchasing, and 20.0% were renting, compared with 29.0%, 34.3% and 28.8% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in Mornington Peninsula Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Fully owned (+1,840 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+966 persons)
  • Mortgage (+747 persons)
  • Other tenure type (+254 persons)

The total number of households in Mornington Peninsula Shire increased by 4,596 between 2011 and 2016.

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