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Limestone Coast region

Housing tenure

In the Limestone Coast region, 67% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 19.4% were renting privately, and 6.4% were in social housing in 2011.

The Limestone Coast 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 Limestone Coast 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
Limestone Coast region - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2006 to 2011
Fully owned8,60733.836.28,48534.737.6+122
Mortgage8,53933.629.98,09633.129.1+443
Renting6,82726.826.76,22625.525.6+601
Renting - Social housing1,6416.46.71,7807.37.4-139
Renting - Private4,93719.419.04,14016.916.8+797
Renting - Not stated2491.01.13061.31.4-57
Other tenure type4221.71.52701.11.2+152
Not stated1,0534.15.71,3665.66.5-313

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 SA: 1.5% Renting - Private, Regional SA: 19.0% Renting - Social housing, Regional SA: 6.7% Renting, Regional SA: 26.7% Mortgage, Regional SA: 29.9% Fully owned, Regional SA: 36.2% Other tenure type, Limestone Coast region: 1.7% Renting - Private, Limestone Coast region: 19.4% Renting - Social housing, Limestone Coast region: 6.4% Renting, Limestone Coast region: 26.8% Mortgage, Limestone Coast region: 33.6% Fully owned, Limestone Coast region: 33.8%
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, Limestone Coast region: +152 Renting - Private, Limestone Coast region: +797 Renting - Social housing, Limestone Coast region: -139 Renting, Limestone Coast region: +601 Mortgage, Limestone Coast region: +443 Fully owned, Limestone Coast region: +122
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 Limestone Coast region in 2011 compared to Regional SA shows that there was a smaller proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a larger proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a similar proportion who were renters.

Overall, 33.8% of the population owned their dwelling; 33.6% were purchasing, and 26.8% were renting, compared with 36.2%, 29.9% and 26.7% respectively for Regional SA.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in the Limestone Coast region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Renting - Private (+797 persons)
  • Mortgage (+443 persons)
  • Other tenure type (+152 persons)
  • Renting - Social housing (-139 persons)

The total number of households in Limestone Coast region increased by 1,005 between 2006 and 2011.

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