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Housing tenure

In the City of Whittlesea, 75% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 17.4% were renting privately, and 1.5% were in social housing in 2011.

The City of Whittlesea'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 Whittlesea, 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 Whittlesea - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idFully owned16,60532.131.515,03637.033.1+1,569
map this data in atlas.idMortgage22,18242.935.316,09639.634.8+6,086
Renting
9,97419.326.57,02317.324.3+2,951
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing7731.52.96331.63.0+140
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private8,99617.423.16,19515.220.7+2,801
Renting - Not stated
2050.40.51950.50.6+10
Other tenure type
3010.60.72070.50.6+94
Not stated
2,6545.15.92,3255.77.2+329

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 Melbourne: 0.7% Renting - Private, Greater Melbourne: 23.1% Renting - Social housing, Greater Melbourne: 2.9% Renting, Greater Melbourne: 26.5% Mortgage, Greater Melbourne: 35.3% Fully owned, Greater Melbourne: 31.5% Other tenure type, City of Whittlesea: 0.6% Renting - Private, City of Whittlesea: 17.4% Renting - Social housing, City of Whittlesea: 1.5% Renting, City of Whittlesea: 19.3% Mortgage, City of Whittlesea: 42.9% Fully owned, City of Whittlesea: 32.1%
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 Whittlesea: +94 Renting - Private, City of Whittlesea: +2,801 Renting - Social housing, City of Whittlesea: +140 Renting, City of Whittlesea: +2,951 Mortgage, City of Whittlesea: +6,086 Fully owned, City of Whittlesea: +1,569
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 Whittlesea in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 32.1% of the population owned their dwelling; 42.9% were purchasing, and 19.3% were renting, compared with 31.5%, 35.3% and 26.5% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

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

  • Mortgage (+6,086 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+2,801 persons)
  • Fully owned (+1,569 persons)
  • Renting - Social housing (+140 persons)

The total number of households in City of Whittlesea increased by 11,029 between 2006 and 2011.

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