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National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)

Housing tenure

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In the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA), 69% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 20.6% were renting privately, and 4.3% were in social housing in 2011.

The National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)'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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA), 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
National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Fully owned330,55025.029.1303,11726.630.1+27,433
Mortgage577,54743.633.2491,89443.131.1+85,653
Renting335,09525.330.4268,44423.529.7+66,652
Renting - Social housing56,6234.35.054,2574.85.0+2,366
Renting - Private272,68920.625.0207,91318.224.0+64,776
Renting - Not stated5,7820.40.56,2730.50.6-490
Other tenure type10,3690.80.87,4710.70.7+2,898
Not stated71,2885.46.570,0456.18.4+1,243

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 Sydney: 0.8% Renting - Private, Greater Sydney: 25.0% Renting - Social housing, Greater Sydney: 5.0% Renting, Greater Sydney: 30.4% Mortgage, Greater Sydney: 33.2% Fully owned, Greater Sydney: 29.1% Other tenure type, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 0.8% Renting - Private, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 20.6% Renting - Social housing, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 4.3% Renting, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 25.3% Mortgage, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 43.6% Fully owned, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 25.0%
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, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +2,898 Renting - Private, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +64,776 Renting - Social housing, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +2,366 Renting, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +66,652 Mortgage, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +85,653 Fully owned, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +27,433
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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 25.0% of the population owned their dwelling; 43.6% were purchasing, and 25.3% were renting, compared with 29.1%, 33.2% and 30.4% respectively for Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Mortgage (+85,653 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+64,776 persons)
  • Fully owned (+27,433 persons)
  • Other tenure type (+2,898 persons)

The total number of households in National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) increased by 183,879 between 2006 and 2011.

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