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In Unley Ward, 58% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 33.2% were renting privately, and 4.0% were in social housing in 2016.

Unley 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 Unley 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
Unley Ward - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Tenure typeNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idFully owned84731.133.377728.633.0+70
map this data in atlas.idMortgage72226.529.373427.030.2-12
Renting
1,02037.529.91,02637.830.2-6
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing1094.03.31154.33.8-6
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private90333.226.189633.025.8+6
Renting - Not stated
70.30.5130.50.5-6
Other tenure type
80.32.3301.12.0-22
Not stated
1234.65.21485.54.7-25

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, City of Unley: 2.3% Renting - Private, City of Unley: 26.1% Renting - Social housing, City of Unley: 3.3% Renting, City of Unley: 29.9% Mortgage, City of Unley: 29.3% Fully owned, City of Unley: 33.3% Other tenure type, Unley Ward: 0.3% Renting - Private, Unley Ward: 33.2% Renting - Social housing, Unley Ward: 4.0% Renting, Unley Ward: 37.5% Mortgage, Unley Ward: 26.5% Fully owned, Unley Ward: 31.1%
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, Unley Ward: -22 Renting - Private, Unley Ward: +6 Renting - Social housing, Unley Ward: -6 Renting, Unley Ward: -6 Mortgage, Unley Ward: -12 Fully owned, Unley Ward: +70
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 Unley Ward in 2016 compared to City of Unley shows that there was a smaller proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a larger proportion who were renters.

Overall, 31.1% of the population owned their dwelling; 26.5% were purchasing, and 37.5% were renting, compared with 33.3%, 29.3% and 29.9% respectively for City of Unley.

Emerging groups

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

  • Fully owned (+70 persons)

The total number of households in Unley Ward increased by 5 between 2011 and 2016.

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