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District Council of Mount Barker

Housing tenure

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In the District Council of Mount Barker, 70% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 18.5% were renting privately, and 3.6% were in social housing in 2016.

The District Council of Mount Barker'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 the District Council of Mount Barker, 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
District Council of Mount Barker - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Tenure typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idFully owned3,43327.229.63,09127.730.7+342
map this data in atlas.idMortgage5,45443.235.15,01044.835.4+444
Renting
2,85522.628.02,52622.627.5+329
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing4583.66.24474.07.1+11
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private2,34118.521.42,02318.119.9+318
Renting - Not stated
560.40.4560.50.50
Other tenure type
1681.31.61551.41.4+13
Not stated
7135.65.73953.55.0+318

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 Adelaide: 1.6% Renting - Private, Greater Adelaide: 21.4% Renting - Social housing, Greater Adelaide: 6.2% Renting, Greater Adelaide: 28.0% Mortgage, Greater Adelaide: 35.1% Fully owned, Greater Adelaide: 29.6% Other tenure type, District Council of Mount Barker: 1.3% Renting - Private, District Council of Mount Barker: 18.5% Renting - Social housing, District Council of Mount Barker: 3.6% Renting, District Council of Mount Barker: 22.6% Mortgage, District Council of Mount Barker: 43.2% Fully owned, District Council of Mount Barker: 27.2%
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, District Council of Mount Barker: +13 Renting - Private, District Council of Mount Barker: +318 Renting - Social housing, District Council of Mount Barker: +11 Renting, District Council of Mount Barker: +329 Mortgage, District Council of Mount Barker: +444 Fully owned, District Council of Mount Barker: +342
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 the District Council of Mount Barker in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a smaller proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a larger proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 27.2% of the population owned their dwelling; 43.2% were purchasing, and 22.6% were renting, compared with 29.6%, 35.1% and 28.0% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in the District Council of Mount Barker between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Mortgage (+444 persons)
  • Fully owned (+342 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+318 persons)

The total number of households in District Council of Mount Barker increased by 1,446 between 2011 and 2016.

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