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Housing tenure

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In the City of Whittlesea, 70% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 21.8% were renting privately, and 1.3% were in social housing in 2016.

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)20162011Change
Tenure typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idFully owned18,36827.629.016,60532.131.5+1,763
map this data in atlas.idMortgage27,88241.934.322,18242.935.3+5,700
Renting
15,58923.428.89,97419.326.5+5,615
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing8391.32.67731.52.9+66
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private14,53221.825.88,99617.423.1+5,536
Renting - Not stated
2180.30.42050.40.5+13
Other tenure type
4770.70.83010.60.7+176
Not stated
4,2196.37.12,6545.15.9+1,565

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 Melbourne: 0.8% Renting - Private, Greater Melbourne: 25.8% Renting - Social housing, Greater Melbourne: 2.6% Renting, Greater Melbourne: 28.8% Mortgage, Greater Melbourne: 34.3% Fully owned, Greater Melbourne: 29.0% Other tenure type, City of Whittlesea: 0.7% Renting - Private, City of Whittlesea: 21.8% Renting - Social housing, City of Whittlesea: 1.3% Renting, City of Whittlesea: 23.4% Mortgage, City of Whittlesea: 41.9% Fully owned, City of Whittlesea: 27.6%
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 Whittlesea: +176 Renting - Private, City of Whittlesea: +5,536 Renting - Social housing, City of Whittlesea: +66 Renting, City of Whittlesea: +5,615 Mortgage, City of Whittlesea: +5,700 Fully owned, City of Whittlesea: +1,763
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 Whittlesea in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a smaller proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a larger proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 27.6% of the population owned their dwelling; 41.9% were purchasing, and 23.4% were renting, compared with 29.0%, 34.3% and 28.8% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

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

  • Mortgage (+5,700 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+5,536 persons)
  • Fully owned (+1,763 persons)
  • Other tenure type (+176 persons)

The total number of households in City of Whittlesea increased by 14,819 between 2011 and 2016.

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