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Non-English speakers - Housing tenure

In Rockhampton, 42.1% of non-English speakers were in households who were purchasing or fully owned their home, 50.7% were renting privately, and 2.5% 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 non-English speaking populations, housing tenure shows how migrants are accommodated in the area. This is highly correlated with the age of migrant communities - older communities are likely to have more home ownership. In some areas, public housing is an important tenure type for migrants, even long established communities.

To build a more complete picture of the story of the area for the non-English speaking population, Housing 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 speaking a language other than English at home, counted in private dwellings

Housing tenure
Rockhampton - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
Fully owned62815.421.156024.627.4+68
Mortgage1,08526.736.765528.836.4+430
Renting2,20354.139.599343.632.8+1,210
Renting - Social housing1022.53.9632.84.6+39
Renting - Private2,06250.735.290839.927.7+1,154
Renting - Not stated391.00.4221.00.6+17
Other tenure type140.30.300.00.3+14
Not stated1413.52.4672.93.1+74

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, Brisbane SD: 0.3% Renting - Private, Brisbane SD: 35.2% Renting - Social housing, Brisbane SD: 3.9% Renting, Brisbane SD: 39.5% Mortgage, Brisbane SD: 36.7% Fully owned, Brisbane SD: 21.1% Other tenure type, Rockhampton: 0.3% Renting - Private, Rockhampton: 50.7% Renting - Social housing, Rockhampton: 2.5% Renting, Rockhampton: 54.1% Mortgage, Rockhampton: 26.7% Fully owned, Rockhampton: 15.4%
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: +14 Renting - Private, Rockhampton: +1,154 Renting - Social housing, Rockhampton: +39 Renting, Rockhampton: +1,210 Mortgage, Rockhampton: +430 Fully owned, Rockhampton: +68
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 non-English speakers in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Brisbane SD shows that there was a smaller proportion of non-English speakers in households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a larger proportion who were renters.

Overall, 15.4% of non-English speakers were in households who owned their dwelling; 26.7% were purchasing, and 54.1% were renting, compared with 21.1%, 36.7% and 39.5% respectively for Brisbane SD.

Emerging groups

The total number of non-English speakers in households in Rockhampton increased by 1,796 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for non-English speakers in Rockhampton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Renting - Private (+1,154 persons)
  • Mortgage (+430 persons)
  • Fully owned (+68 persons)
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