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Western Rural

Housing tenure

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In Western Rural, 70% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 16.0% were renting privately, and 0.0% were in social housing in 2016.

Western Rural'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 Western Rural, 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
Western Rural - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Tenure typeNumber%Tamworth Regional Council %Number%Tamworth Regional Council %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idFully owned41936.731.748040.033.9-61
map this data in atlas.idMortgage37733.128.941334.430.9-36
Renting
20317.829.121317.828.3-10
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing00.03.7100.84.3-10
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private18216.024.617914.923.2+3
Renting - Not stated
201.80.8232.00.9-3
Other tenure type
171.50.8322.70.8-15
Not stated
12310.99.5625.26.1+62

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, 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% Other tenure type, Western Rural: 1.5% Renting - Private, Western Rural: 16.0% Renting - Social housing, Western Rural: 0.0% Renting, Western Rural: 17.8% Mortgage, Western Rural: 33.1% Fully owned, Western Rural: 36.7%
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, Western Rural: -15 Renting - Private, Western Rural: +3 Renting - Social housing, Western Rural: -10 Renting, Western Rural: -10 Mortgage, Western Rural: -36 Fully owned, Western Rural: -61
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 Western Rural in 2016 compared to Tamworth Regional Council shows that there was a larger proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a larger proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 36.7% of the population owned their dwelling; 33.1% were purchasing, and 17.8% were renting, compared with 31.7%, 28.9% and 29.1% respectively for Tamworth Regional Council.

Emerging groups

The largest change in housing tenure categories for the households in Western Rural between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Fully owned (-61 persons)

The total number of households in Western Rural decreased by 60 between 2011 and 2016.

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