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Warringah Council area

Housing tenure

In Warringah Council area, 68% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 22.3% were renting privately, and 2.5% were in social housing in 2011.

Warringah Council area'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 Warringah Council area, 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
Warringah Council area - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idFully owned17,05132.529.117,20634.030.1-155
map this data in atlas.idMortgage18,86136.033.216,92033.431.1+1,941
Renting
13,29625.430.412,78625.329.7+510
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing1,3132.55.01,2782.55.0+35
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private11,71222.325.011,16622.124.0+546
Renting - Not stated
2710.50.53420.70.6-71
Other tenure type
7051.30.86151.20.7+90
Not stated
2,5254.86.53,0686.18.4-543

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, Greater Sydney: 0.8% Renting - Private, Greater Sydney: 25.0% Renting - Social housing, Greater Sydney: 5.0% Renting, Greater Sydney: 30.4% Mortgage, Greater Sydney: 33.2% Fully owned, Greater Sydney: 29.1% Other tenure type, Warringah Council area: 1.3% Renting - Private, Warringah Council area: 22.3% Renting - Social housing, Warringah Council area: 2.5% Renting, Warringah Council area: 25.4% Mortgage, Warringah Council area: 36.0% Fully owned, Warringah Council area: 32.5%
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, Warringah Council area: +90 Renting - Private, Warringah Council area: +546 Renting - Social housing, Warringah Council area: +35 Renting, Warringah Council area: +510 Mortgage, Warringah Council area: +1,941 Fully owned, Warringah Council area: -155
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 Warringah Council area in 2011 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, 32.5% of the population owned their dwelling; 36.0% were purchasing, and 25.4% were renting, compared with 29.1%, 33.2% and 30.4% respectively for Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in Warringah Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Mortgage (+1,941 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+546 persons)
  • Fully owned (-155 persons)
  • Other tenure type (+90 persons)

The total number of households in Warringah Council area increased by 1,843 between 2006 and 2011.

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