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Recent arrivals - Housing tenure

In Rockhampton 28.4% of recent arrivals were in households who were purchasing or fully owned their home, 67.0% were renting privately, and 0.5% were in social housing in 2011.

Rockhampton's Housing Tenure data provides insights into its socio-economic status as well as the role it plays in the housing market. For recent arrivals, housing tenure shows how migrants are accommodated in the area. In areas receiving many refugees, public housing may be an important housing type. For skilled arrivals in the country on a temporary basis, the private rental market is the main provider. Some areas provide purpose-built student rental accommodation, while other areas may represent home ownership and mortgage opportunities for arrivals looking to settle with their families on a long-term basis.

To build a more complete picture of the story of the area for recent arrivals, tenure data should be viewed in conjunction with Dwelling Type, Household Income and Age Structure data.

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?'

People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011, counted in private dwellings

Housing tenure
Rockhampton - Recent arrivals2011
Tenure typeNumber%Brisbane SD
Fully owned1706.05.8
Renting - Social housing150.51.5
Renting - Private1,88867.063.3
Renting - Not stated291.00.5
Other tenure type00.00.1
Not stated843.01.9

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 (Enumerated data). Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.

Housing tenure, 2011
Housing tenure, 2011 Other tenure type, Brisbane SD: 0.1% Renting - Private, Brisbane SD: 63.3% Renting - Social housing, Brisbane SD: 1.5% Renting, Brisbane SD: 65.3% Mortgage, Brisbane SD: 26.9% Fully owned, Brisbane SD: 5.8% Other tenure type, Rockhampton: 0.0% Renting - Private, Rockhampton: 67.0% Renting - Social housing, Rockhampton: 0.5% Renting, Rockhampton: 68.6% Mortgage, Rockhampton: 22.4% Fully owned, Rockhampton: 6.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the housing tenure of recent arrivals in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Brisbane SD shows that there was a similar proportion of recent arrivals in households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a larger proportion who were renters.

Overall, 6.0% of recent arrivals were in households who owned their dwelling; 22.4% were purchasing, and 68.6% were renting, compared with 5.8%, 26.9% and 65.3% respectively for Brisbane SD.