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In Shire of Murray, 69% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 17.5% were renting privately, and 2.1% were in social housing in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Fully owned1,87634.228.11,76738.329.8+109
Mortgage1,92735.138.01,52733.137.3+400
Renting1,12320.526.782817.924.7+295
Renting - Social housing1132.13.6881.93.7+25
Renting - Private95817.522.669215.020.4+266
Renting - Not stated520.90.5481.00.6+4
Other tenure type1683.11.11172.51.0+51
Not stated3937.26.13788.27.2+15

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, Shire of Murray: 3.1% Renting - Private, Shire of Murray: 17.5% Renting - Social housing, Shire of Murray: 2.1% Renting, Shire of Murray: 20.5% Mortgage, Shire of Murray: 35.1% Fully owned, Shire of Murray: 34.2%
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, Shire of Murray: +51 Renting - Private, Shire of Murray: +266 Renting - Social housing, Shire of Murray: +25 Renting, Shire of Murray: +295 Mortgage, Shire of Murray: +400 Fully owned, Shire of Murray: +109
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 Shire of Murray in 2011 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, 34.2% of the population owned their dwelling; 35.1% were purchasing, and 20.5% 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 Shire of Murray between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Mortgage (+400 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+266 persons)
  • Fully owned (+109 persons)
  • Other tenure type (+51 persons)

The total number of households in Shire of Murray increased by 870 between 2006 and 2011.

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