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In Wollondilly Shire, 78% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 13.8% were renting privately, and 1.5% were in social housing in 2011.

Wollondilly Shire'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 Wollondilly Shire, 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
Wollondilly Shire - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idFully owned4,32130.129.14,11630.830.1+205
map this data in atlas.idMortgage6,93748.333.26,44348.131.1+494
Renting
2,29816.030.42,03515.229.7+263
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing2201.55.01991.55.0+21
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private1,97913.825.01,72212.924.0+257
Renting - Not stated
990.70.51140.90.6-15
Other tenure type
1110.80.8840.60.7+27
Not stated
7064.96.57045.38.4+2

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, Wollondilly Shire: 0.8% Renting - Private, Wollondilly Shire: 13.8% Renting - Social housing, Wollondilly Shire: 1.5% Renting, Wollondilly Shire: 16.0% Mortgage, Wollondilly Shire: 48.3% Fully owned, Wollondilly Shire: 30.1%
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, Wollondilly Shire: +27 Renting - Private, Wollondilly Shire: +257 Renting - Social housing, Wollondilly Shire: +21 Renting, Wollondilly Shire: +263 Mortgage, Wollondilly Shire: +494 Fully owned, Wollondilly Shire: +205
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 Wollondilly Shire 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, 30.1% of the population owned their dwelling; 48.3% were purchasing, and 16.0% 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 Wollondilly Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Mortgage (+494 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+257 persons)
  • Fully owned (+205 persons)

The total number of households in Wollondilly Shire increased by 991 between 2006 and 2011.

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