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Smithfield Plains

Housing tenure

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In Smithfield Plains, 40% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 35.4% were renting privately, and 13.2% were in social housing in 2016.

Smithfield Plains'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 Smithfield Plains, 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
Smithfield Plains - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Tenure typeNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idFully owned12011.218.911212.820.2+8
map this data in atlas.idMortgage31228.836.424027.238.5+72
Renting
53349.336.342348.135.0+109
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing14313.210.114116.012.6+2
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private38335.425.727631.421.9+107
Renting - Not stated
60.60.460.70.50
Other tenure type
00.00.530.30.5-3
Not stated
11610.77.810211.65.8+14

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, City of Playford: 0.5% Renting - Private, City of Playford: 25.7% Renting - Social housing, City of Playford: 10.1% Renting, City of Playford: 36.3% Mortgage, City of Playford: 36.4% Fully owned, City of Playford: 18.9% Other tenure type, Smithfield Plains: 0.0% Renting - Private, Smithfield Plains: 35.4% Renting - Social housing, Smithfield Plains: 13.2% Renting, Smithfield Plains: 49.3% Mortgage, Smithfield Plains: 28.8% Fully owned, Smithfield Plains: 11.2%
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, Smithfield Plains: -3 Renting - Private, Smithfield Plains: +107 Renting - Social housing, Smithfield Plains: +2 Renting, Smithfield Plains: +109 Mortgage, Smithfield Plains: +72 Fully owned, Smithfield Plains: +8
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 Smithfield Plains in 2016 compared to the City of Playford shows that there was a smaller proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a larger proportion who were renters.

Overall, 11.2% of the population owned their dwelling; 28.8% were purchasing, and 49.3% were renting, compared with 18.9%, 36.4% and 36.3% respectively for the City of Playford.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in Smithfield Plains between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Renting - Private (+107 persons)
  • Mortgage (+72 persons)

The total number of households in Smithfield Plains increased by 200 between 2011 and 2016.

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