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Housing tenure

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

In the City of West Torrens, 57% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 28.5% were renting privately, and 6.2% were in social housing in 2016.

The City of West Torrens'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 City of West Torrens, 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
City of West Torrens - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Tenure typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idFully owned7,14029.329.67,42731.230.7-287
map this data in atlas.idMortgage6,79527.935.16,46027.135.4+335
Renting
8,55735.228.08,26534.727.5+292
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing1,5086.26.21,6226.87.1-114
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private6,93128.521.46,47227.219.9+459
Renting - Not stated
1180.50.41710.70.5-53
Other tenure type
4041.71.64001.71.4+4
Not stated
1,4365.95.71,2795.45.0+157

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 Adelaide: 1.6% Renting - Private, Greater Adelaide: 21.4% Renting - Social housing, Greater Adelaide: 6.2% Renting, Greater Adelaide: 28.0% Mortgage, Greater Adelaide: 35.1% Fully owned, Greater Adelaide: 29.6% Other tenure type, City of West Torrens: 1.7% Renting - Private, City of West Torrens: 28.5% Renting - Social housing, City of West Torrens: 6.2% Renting, City of West Torrens: 35.2% Mortgage, City of West Torrens: 27.9% Fully owned, City of West Torrens: 29.3%
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, City of West Torrens: +4 Renting - Private, City of West Torrens: +459 Renting - Social housing, City of West Torrens: -114 Renting, City of West Torrens: +292 Mortgage, City of West Torrens: +335 Fully owned, City of West Torrens: -287
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 City of West Torrens in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a similar proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a larger proportion who were renters.

Overall, 29.3% of the population owned their dwelling; 27.9% were purchasing, and 35.2% were renting, compared with 29.6%, 35.1% and 28.0% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in the City of West Torrens between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Renting - Private (+459 persons)
  • Mortgage (+335 persons)
  • Fully owned (-287 persons)
  • Renting - Social housing (-114 persons)

The total number of households in City of West Torrens increased by 501 between 2011 and 2016.

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