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The Hills Shire

Housing tenure

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In The Hills Shire, 78% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 16.0% were renting privately, and 0.5% were in social housing in 2016.

The Hills 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 The Hills 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
The Hills Shire - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Tenure typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idFully owned16,59033.827.715,54534.429.1+1,045
map this data in atlas.idMortgage21,91044.731.521,36547.333.2+544
Renting
8,26916.932.66,53514.530.4+1,734
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing2660.54.62700.65.0-4
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private7,86916.027.66,12513.625.0+1,744
Renting - Not stated
1340.30.41400.30.5-6
Other tenure type
4981.00.83010.70.8+197
Not stated
1,7853.67.41,3903.16.5+394

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, Greater Sydney: 0.8% Renting - Private, Greater Sydney: 27.6% Renting - Social housing, Greater Sydney: 4.6% Renting, Greater Sydney: 32.6% Mortgage, Greater Sydney: 31.5% Fully owned, Greater Sydney: 27.7% Other tenure type, The Hills Shire: 1.0% Renting - Private, The Hills Shire: 16.0% Renting - Social housing, The Hills Shire: 0.5% Renting, The Hills Shire: 16.9% Mortgage, The Hills Shire: 44.7% Fully owned, The Hills Shire: 33.8%
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, The Hills Shire: +197 Renting - Private, The Hills Shire: +1,744 Renting - Social housing, The Hills Shire: -4 Renting, The Hills Shire: +1,734 Mortgage, The Hills Shire: +544 Fully owned, The Hills Shire: +1,045
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 The Hills Shire in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 33.8% of the population owned their dwelling; 44.7% were purchasing, and 16.9% were renting, compared with 27.7%, 31.5% and 32.6% respectively for Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

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

  • Renting - Private (+1,744 persons)
  • Fully owned (+1,045 persons)
  • Mortgage (+544 persons)
  • Other tenure type (+197 persons)

The total number of households in The Hills Shire increased by 3,914 between 2011 and 2016.

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