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Perth Metropolitan Area

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 the Perth Metropolitan Area, 66% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 22.0% were renting privately, and 3.1% were in social housing in 2016.

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)20162011Change
Tenure typeNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Fully owned195,36826.726.7185,42028.128.1+9,948
Mortgage290,42839.739.7250,84238.038.0+39,587
Renting186,74025.525.5176,06526.726.7+10,676
Renting - Social housing22,7603.13.123,9873.63.6-1,227
Renting - Private161,09422.022.0148,73722.522.6+12,357
Renting - Not stated2,8860.40.43,3410.50.5-455
Other tenure type7,5801.01.07,2561.11.1+325
Not stated51,7157.17.140,0526.16.1+11,663

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 Perth: 1.0% Renting - Private, Greater Perth: 22.0% Renting - Social housing, Greater Perth: 3.1% Renting, Greater Perth: 25.5% Mortgage, Greater Perth: 39.7% Fully owned, Greater Perth: 26.7% Other tenure type, Perth Metropolitan Area: 1.0% Renting - Private, Perth Metropolitan Area: 22.0% Renting - Social housing, Perth Metropolitan Area: 3.1% Renting, Perth Metropolitan Area: 25.5% Mortgage, Perth Metropolitan Area: 39.7% Fully owned, Perth Metropolitan Area: 26.7%
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, Perth Metropolitan Area: +325 Renting - Private, Perth Metropolitan Area: +12,357 Renting - Social housing, Perth Metropolitan Area: -1,227 Renting, Perth Metropolitan Area: +10,676 Mortgage, Perth Metropolitan Area: +39,587 Fully owned, Perth Metropolitan Area: +9,948
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 Perth Metropolitan Area in 2016 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, 26.7% of the population owned their dwelling; 39.7% were purchasing, and 25.5% were renting, compared with 26.7%, 39.7% and 25.5% respectively for Greater Perth.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in the Perth Metropolitan Area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Mortgage (+39,587 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+12,357 persons)
  • Fully owned (+9,948 persons)
  • Renting - Social housing (-1,227 persons)

The total number of households in Perth Metropolitan Area increased by 72,198 between 2011 and 2016.

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