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City of West Torrens

Housing tenure

In the City of West Torrens, 58% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 27.2% were renting privately, and 6.8% were in social housing in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idFully owned7,42731.230.77,80933.632.5-382
map this data in atlas.idMortgage6,46027.135.45,94525.534.7+515
Renting
8,26534.727.57,64632.925.7+619
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing1,6226.87.11,6397.07.8-17
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private6,47227.219.95,79424.917.3+678
Renting - Not stated
1710.70.52130.90.6-42
Other tenure type
4001.71.43811.61.3+19
Not stated
1,2795.45.01,4906.45.8-211

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 Adelaide: 1.4% Renting - Private, Greater Adelaide: 19.9% Renting - Social housing, Greater Adelaide: 7.1% Renting, Greater Adelaide: 27.5% Mortgage, Greater Adelaide: 35.4% Fully owned, Greater Adelaide: 30.7% Other tenure type, City of West Torrens: 1.7% Renting - Private, City of West Torrens: 27.2% Renting - Social housing, City of West Torrens: 6.8% Renting, City of West Torrens: 34.7% Mortgage, City of West Torrens: 27.1% Fully owned, City of West Torrens: 31.2%
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, City of West Torrens: +19 Renting - Private, City of West Torrens: +678 Renting - Social housing, City of West Torrens: -17 Renting, City of West Torrens: +619 Mortgage, City of West Torrens: +515 Fully owned, City of West Torrens: -382
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 the City of West Torrens in 2011 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, 31.2% of the population owned their dwelling; 27.1% were purchasing, and 34.7% were renting, compared with 30.7%, 35.4% and 27.5% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in the City of West Torrens between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Renting - Private (+678 persons)
  • Mortgage (+515 persons)
  • Fully owned (-382 persons)

The total number of households in City of West Torrens increased by 560 between 2006 and 2011.

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