RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionCommunity profile
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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Housing tenure

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, 63% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 25.4% were renting privately, and 3.1% were in social housing in 2011.

The RDA Darling Downs and South West Region'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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, 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
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2006 to 2011
Fully owned32,73333.630.032,26336.131.9+471
Mortgage28,77929.530.126,01229.128.6+2,767
Renting29,03429.831.925,32028.330.2+3,714
Renting - Social housing3,0533.13.72,7973.13.7+256
Renting - Private24,71825.427.221,05323.525.3+3,665
Renting - Not stated1,2631.30.91,4701.61.2-207
Other tenure type1,1511.21.19171.01.2+234
Not stated5,7405.96.94,9525.58.1+789

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, Regional QLD: 1.1% Renting - Private, Regional QLD: 27.2% Renting - Social housing, Regional QLD: 3.7% Renting, Regional QLD: 31.9% Mortgage, Regional QLD: 30.1% Fully owned, Regional QLD: 30.0% Other tenure type, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.2% Renting - Private, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 25.4% Renting - Social housing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.1% Renting, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 29.8% Mortgage, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 29.5% Fully owned, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 33.6%
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, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +234 Renting - Private, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +3,665 Renting - Social housing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +256 Renting, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +3,714 Mortgage, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +2,767 Fully owned, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +471
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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2011 compared to Regional QLD 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, 33.6% of the population owned their dwelling; 29.5% were purchasing, and 29.8% were renting, compared with 30.0%, 30.1% and 31.9% respectively for Regional QLD.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Renting - Private (+3,665 persons)
  • Mortgage (+2,767 persons)
  • Fully owned (+471 persons)
  • Renting - Social housing (+256 persons)

The total number of households in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by 7,973 between 2006 and 2011.

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