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In Water Gully Ward, 78% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 12.9% were renting privately, and 1.0% were in social housing in 2011.

Water Gully Ward'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 Water Gully Ward, 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
Water Gully Ward20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idFully owned2,43439.433.62,56142.134.4-127
map this data in atlas.idMortgage2,39438.743.32,34638.543.4+49
Renting
87914.217.777512.716.8+104
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing621.04.2951.64.7-33
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private79812.913.165510.811.7+143
Renting - Not stated
180.30.4250.40.3-7
Other tenure type
2464.02.01582.61.4+88
Not stated
2313.73.32504.14.0-19

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, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.0% Renting - Private, City of Tea Tree Gully: 13.1% Renting - Social housing, City of Tea Tree Gully: 4.2% Renting, City of Tea Tree Gully: 17.7% Mortgage, City of Tea Tree Gully: 43.3% Fully owned, City of Tea Tree Gully: 33.6% Other tenure type, Water Gully Ward: 4.0% Renting - Private, Water Gully Ward: 12.9% Renting - Social housing, Water Gully Ward: 1.0% Renting, Water Gully Ward: 14.2% Mortgage, Water Gully Ward: 38.7% Fully owned, Water Gully Ward: 39.4%
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, Water Gully Ward: +88 Renting - Private, Water Gully Ward: +143 Renting - Social housing, Water Gully Ward: -33 Renting, Water Gully Ward: +104 Mortgage, Water Gully Ward: +49 Fully owned, Water Gully Ward: -127
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 Water Gully Ward in 2011 compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully shows that there was a larger proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 39.4% of the population owned their dwelling; 38.7% were purchasing, and 14.2% were renting, compared with 33.6%, 43.3% and 17.7% respectively for the City of Tea Tree Gully.

Emerging groups

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

  • Renting - Private (+143 persons)
  • Fully owned (-127 persons)
  • Other tenure type (+88 persons)

The total number of households in Water Gully Ward increased by 94 between 2006 and 2011.