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Limestone Coast region

Housing tenure

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In the Limestone Coast region, 65% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 20.3% were renting privately, and 5.3% were in social housing in 2016.

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)20162011Change
Tenure typeNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Fully owned8,72333.435.58,60733.836.2+116
Mortgage8,39132.129.38,53933.629.9-148
Renting6,93426.526.06,82726.826.7+107
Renting - Social housing1,3775.35.71,6416.46.7-264
Renting - Private5,30420.319.34,93719.419.0+367
Renting - Not stated2531.01.02491.01.1+4
Other tenure type3321.31.44221.71.5-90
Not stated1,7526.77.81,0534.15.7+699

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, Regional SA: 1.4% Renting - Private, Regional SA: 19.3% Renting - Social housing, Regional SA: 5.7% Renting, Regional SA: 26.0% Mortgage, Regional SA: 29.3% Fully owned, Regional SA: 35.5% Other tenure type, Limestone Coast region: 1.3% Renting - Private, Limestone Coast region: 20.3% Renting - Social housing, Limestone Coast region: 5.3% Renting, Limestone Coast region: 26.5% Mortgage, Limestone Coast region: 32.1% Fully owned, Limestone Coast region: 33.4%
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, Limestone Coast region: -90 Renting - Private, Limestone Coast region: +367 Renting - Social housing, Limestone Coast region: -264 Renting, Limestone Coast region: +107 Mortgage, Limestone Coast region: -148 Fully owned, Limestone Coast region: +116
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 the Limestone Coast region in 2016 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 larger proportion who were renters.

Overall, 33.4% of the population owned their dwelling; 32.1% were purchasing, and 26.5% were renting, compared with 35.5%, 29.3% and 26.0% respectively for Regional SA.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in the Limestone Coast region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Renting - Private (+367 persons)
  • Renting - Social housing (-264 persons)
  • Mortgage (-148 persons)
  • Fully owned (+116 persons)

The total number of households in Limestone Coast region increased by 684 between 2011 and 2016.

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