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.
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
|Rockhampton - Recent arrivals||2011|
|Tenure type||Number||%||Brisbane SD|
|Renting - Social housing||15||0.5||1.5||22004|
|Renting - Private||1,888||67.0||63.3||22005|
|Renting - Not stated||29||1.0||0.5||22006|
|Other tenure type||0||0.0||0.1||22007|
|Total people counted in private dwellings||2,817||100.0||100.0|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 (Enumerated data). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (opens a new window) , the population experts.
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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.