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Perth Metropolitan Area

Housing tenure

In the Perth Metropolitan Area, 66% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 22.5% were renting privately, and 3.6% were in social housing in 2011.

The Perth Metropolitan Area'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 Perth Metropolitan Area, 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
Perth Metropolitan Area - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Fully owned185,42028.128.1174,62729.829.8+10,793
Mortgage250,84238.038.0218,89137.337.3+31,951
Renting176,06526.726.7144,78424.724.7+31,281
Renting - Social housing23,9873.63.621,7583.73.7+2,229
Renting - Private148,73722.522.6119,40820.420.4+29,329
Renting - Not stated3,3410.50.53,6190.60.6-278
Other tenure type7,2561.11.15,8901.01.0+1,366
Not stated40,0526.16.142,4587.27.2-2,406

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 Perth: 1.1% Renting - Private, Greater Perth: 22.6% Renting - Social housing, Greater Perth: 3.6% Renting, Greater Perth: 26.7% Mortgage, Greater Perth: 38.0% Fully owned, Greater Perth: 28.1% Other tenure type, Perth Metropolitan Area: 1.1% Renting - Private, Perth Metropolitan Area: 22.5% Renting - Social housing, Perth Metropolitan Area: 3.6% Renting, Perth Metropolitan Area: 26.7% Mortgage, Perth Metropolitan Area: 38.0% Fully owned, Perth Metropolitan Area: 28.1%
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, Perth Metropolitan Area: +1,366 Renting - Private, Perth Metropolitan Area: +29,329 Renting - Social housing, Perth Metropolitan Area: +2,229 Renting, Perth Metropolitan Area: +31,281 Mortgage, Perth Metropolitan Area: +31,951 Fully owned, Perth Metropolitan Area: +10,793
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 the Perth Metropolitan Area in 2011 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a similar proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a similar proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a similar proportion who were renters.

Overall, 28.1% of the population owned their dwelling; 38.0% were purchasing, and 26.7% were renting, compared with 28.1%, 38.0% and 26.7% respectively for Greater Perth.

Emerging groups

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

  • Mortgage (+31,951 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+29,329 persons)
  • Fully owned (+10,793 persons)
  • Renting - Social housing (+2,229 persons)

The total number of households in Perth Metropolitan Area increased by 72,985 between 2006 and 2011.

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