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Low income households - Housing tenure

In Rockhampton, 57.3% of low income households were purchasing or fully own their home, 23.2% were renting privately and 12.0% 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.

This topic restricts the view of housing tenure to low income households in Rockhampton. This can differentiate between housing markets which may be unclear when looking at the overall picture. For instance, if there are a lot of renters in the private rental market among low income earners, it may be due to housing being unaffordable for those on below average incomes. In many areas, social housing plays a role in accommodation low income households. This topic can answer questions such as whether the housing market is changing and squeezing out those on low incomes.

To further build the story of low income housing in Rockhampton, tenure data should be viewed in conjunction with Dwelling Types, Age Structure and Household Type 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?'

Low income households in private dwellings

Housing tenure
Rockhampton - Low income households20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%QueenslandNumber%Queensland2006 to 2011
Fully owned4,43949.345.94,19551.749.7+244
Mortgage7278.110.55546.88.9+173
Renting3,31236.837.72,88735.635.2+425
Renting - Social housing1,08512.010.788410.910.7+201
Renting - Private2,09023.225.71,87623.122.9+214
Renting - Not stated1371.51.31271.61.6+10
Other tenure type1892.12.21291.61.9+60
Not stated3433.83.73434.24.20

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, Queensland: 2.2% Renting - Private, Queensland: 25.7% Renting - Social housing, Queensland: 10.7% Renting, Queensland: 37.7% Mortgage, Queensland: 10.5% Fully owned, Queensland: 45.9% Other tenure type, Rockhampton: 2.1% Renting - Private, Rockhampton: 23.2% Renting - Social housing, Rockhampton: 12.0% Renting, Rockhampton: 36.8% Mortgage, Rockhampton: 8.1% Fully owned, Rockhampton: 49.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in housing tenure, 2006 to 2011
Change in housing tenure, 2006 to 2011 Other tenure type, Rockhampton: +60 Renting - Private, Rockhampton: +214 Renting - Social housing, Rockhampton: +201 Renting, Rockhampton: +425 Mortgage, Rockhampton: +173 Fully owned, Rockhampton: +244
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the housing tenure of low income households in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Queensland shows that there was a larger proportion low income households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 49.3% of in low income households who owned their dwelling; 8.1% were purchasing, and 36.8% were renting, compared with 45.9%, 10.5% and 37.7% respectively for Queensland.

Emerging groups

The total number of low income households in Rockhampton increased by 902 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for low income households in Rockhampton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Fully owned (+244 households)
  • Renting - Private (+214 households)
  • Renting - Social housing (+201 households)
  • Mortgage (+173 households)
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