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In Rockhampton, 60% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 25.4% were renting privately, and 5.2% 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 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 Rockhampton, 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
Rockhampton - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idFully owned8,43929.030.08,85832.631.9-419
map this data in atlas.idMortgage9,10731.330.18,09229.828.6+1,015
Renting
9,11831.331.98,10929.830.2+1,009
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing1,5105.23.71,4145.23.7+96
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private7,39825.427.26,44523.725.3+953
Renting - Not stated
2100.70.92500.91.2-40
Other tenure type
2690.91.11650.61.2+104
Not stated
2,1577.46.91,9697.28.1+188

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, Regional QLD: 1.1% Renting - Private, Regional QLD: 27.2% Renting - Social housing, Regional QLD: 3.7% Renting, Regional QLD: 31.9% Mortgage, Regional QLD: 30.1% Fully owned, Regional QLD: 30.0% Other tenure type, Rockhampton: 0.9% Renting - Private, Rockhampton: 25.4% Renting - Social housing, Rockhampton: 5.2% Renting, Rockhampton: 31.3% Mortgage, Rockhampton: 31.3% Fully owned, Rockhampton: 29.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in housing tenure, 2006 to 2011
Change in housing tenure, 2006 to 2011 Other tenure type, Rockhampton: +104 Renting - Private, Rockhampton: +953 Renting - Social housing, Rockhampton: +96 Renting, Rockhampton: +1,009 Mortgage, Rockhampton: +1,015 Fully owned, Rockhampton: -419
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

Overall, 29.0% of the population owned their dwelling; 31.3% were purchasing, and 31.3% were renting, compared with 30.0%, 30.1% and 31.9% respectively for Regional QLD.

Emerging groups

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

  • Mortgage (+1,015 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+953 persons)
  • Fully owned (-419 persons)
  • Other tenure type (+104 persons)

The total number of households in Rockhampton increased by 1,897 between 2006 and 2011.

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