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South Gippsland Shire

Housing tenure

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In South Gippsland Shire, 72% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 14.8% were renting privately, and 1.8% were in social housing in 2016.

South Gippsland Shire'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 South Gippsland Shire, 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
South Gippsland Shire - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Tenure typeNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idFully owned4,78240.835.74,66742.937.3+115
map this data in atlas.idMortgage3,69431.531.23,55732.732.1+137
Renting
2,06717.623.91,98418.224.1+83
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing2151.83.32152.04.00
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private1,73014.819.81,63315.019.3+97
Renting - Not stated
1221.00.71361.20.8-14
Other tenure type
1110.90.81061.00.8+5
Not stated
1,0679.18.45725.35.6+495

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Housing tenure, 2016
Housing tenure, 2016 Other tenure type, Regional VIC: 0.8% Renting - Private, Regional VIC: 19.8% Renting - Social housing, Regional VIC: 3.3% Renting, Regional VIC: 23.9% Mortgage, Regional VIC: 31.2% Fully owned, Regional VIC: 35.7% Other tenure type, South Gippsland Shire: 0.9% Renting - Private, South Gippsland Shire: 14.8% Renting - Social housing, South Gippsland Shire: 1.8% Renting, South Gippsland Shire: 17.6% Mortgage, South Gippsland Shire: 31.5% Fully owned, South Gippsland Shire: 40.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in housing tenure, 2011 to 2016
Change in housing tenure, 2011 to 2016 Other tenure type, South Gippsland Shire: +5 Renting - Private, South Gippsland Shire: +97 Renting - Social housing, South Gippsland Shire: 0 Renting, South Gippsland Shire: +83 Mortgage, South Gippsland Shire: +137 Fully owned, South Gippsland Shire: +115
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the housing tenure of the population of South Gippsland Shire in 2016 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a larger proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a similar proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 40.8% of the population owned their dwelling; 31.5% were purchasing, and 17.6% were renting, compared with 35.7%, 31.2% and 23.9% respectively for Regional VIC.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in South Gippsland Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Mortgage (+137 persons)
  • Fully owned (+115 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+97 persons)

The total number of households in South Gippsland Shire increased by 835 between 2011 and 2016.

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