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Shire of Murray

Housing tenure

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In Shire of Murray, 69% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 17.5% were renting privately, and 1.5% were in social housing in 2016.

Shire of Murray'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 Shire of Murray, 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
Shire of Murray - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Tenure typeNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Fully owned2,15032.826.71,87634.228.1+274
Mortgage2,34535.839.71,92735.138.0+418
Renting1,27919.525.51,12320.526.7+156
Renting - Social housing961.53.11132.13.6-17
Renting - Private1,15017.522.095817.522.6+192
Renting - Not stated330.50.4520.90.5-19
Other tenure type1852.81.01683.11.1+17
Not stated5999.17.13937.26.1+206

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, Shire of Murray: 2.8% Renting - Private, Shire of Murray: 17.5% Renting - Social housing, Shire of Murray: 1.5% Renting, Shire of Murray: 19.5% Mortgage, Shire of Murray: 35.8% Fully owned, Shire of Murray: 32.8%
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, Shire of Murray: +17 Renting - Private, Shire of Murray: +192 Renting - Social housing, Shire of Murray: -17 Renting, Shire of Murray: +156 Mortgage, Shire of Murray: +418 Fully owned, Shire of Murray: +274
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 Shire of Murray in 2016 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a larger proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 32.8% of the population owned their dwelling; 35.8% were purchasing, and 19.5% 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 Shire of Murray between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Mortgage (+418 persons)
  • Fully owned (+274 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+192 persons)

The total number of households in Shire of Murray increased by 1,071 between 2011 and 2016.

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