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Tamworth Regional Council

Housing tenure

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

In Tamworth Regional Council, 61% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 24.6% were renting privately, and 3.7% were in social housing in 2016.

Tamworth Regional Council'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 Tamworth Regional Council, 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
Tamworth Regional Council - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Tenure typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idFully owned7,43231.735.57,46033.936.6-28
map this data in atlas.idMortgage6,78728.928.66,80430.929.7-17
Renting
6,81429.126.56,23528.327.0+579
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing8633.74.29404.34.8-77
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private5,77224.621.65,10123.221.4+671
Renting - Not stated
1790.80.71940.90.8-15
Other tenure type
1830.81.01770.80.9+6
Not stated
2,2389.58.41,3336.15.8+905

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 NSW: 1.0% Renting - Private, Regional NSW: 21.6% Renting - Social housing, Regional NSW: 4.2% Renting, Regional NSW: 26.5% Mortgage, Regional NSW: 28.6% Fully owned, Regional NSW: 35.5% Other tenure type, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.8% Renting - Private, Tamworth Regional Council: 24.6% Renting - Social housing, Tamworth Regional Council: 3.7% Renting, Tamworth Regional Council: 29.1% Mortgage, Tamworth Regional Council: 28.9% Fully owned, Tamworth Regional Council: 31.7%
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, Tamworth Regional Council: +6 Renting - Private, Tamworth Regional Council: +671 Renting - Social housing, Tamworth Regional Council: -77 Renting, Tamworth Regional Council: +579 Mortgage, Tamworth Regional Council: -17 Fully owned, Tamworth Regional Council: -28
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 Tamworth Regional Council in 2016 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a smaller proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a similar proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a larger proportion who were renters.

Overall, 31.7% of the population owned their dwelling; 28.9% were purchasing, and 29.1% were renting, compared with 35.5%, 28.6% and 26.5% respectively for Regional NSW.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in Tamworth Regional Council between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Renting - Private (+671 persons)
  • Renting - Social housing (-77 persons)

The total number of households in Tamworth Regional Council increased by 1,445 between 2011 and 2016.

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