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Wollondilly Shire

Housing tenure

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In Wollondilly Shire, 78% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 13.0% were renting privately, and 1.2% were in social housing in 2016.

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)20162011Change
Tenure typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idFully owned4,68229.627.74,32130.129.1+361
map this data in atlas.idMortgage7,59148.031.56,93748.333.2+654
Renting
2,31714.732.62,29816.030.4+19
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing1931.24.62201.55.0-27
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private2,05413.027.61,97913.825.0+75
Renting - Not stated
700.40.4990.70.5-29
Other tenure type
1891.20.81110.80.8+78
Not stated
1,0346.57.47064.96.5+328

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 Sydney: 0.8% Renting - Private, Greater Sydney: 27.6% Renting - Social housing, Greater Sydney: 4.6% Renting, Greater Sydney: 32.6% Mortgage, Greater Sydney: 31.5% Fully owned, Greater Sydney: 27.7% Other tenure type, Wollondilly Shire: 1.2% Renting - Private, Wollondilly Shire: 13.0% Renting - Social housing, Wollondilly Shire: 1.2% Renting, Wollondilly Shire: 14.7% Mortgage, Wollondilly Shire: 48.0% Fully owned, Wollondilly Shire: 29.6%
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, Wollondilly Shire: +78 Renting - Private, Wollondilly Shire: +75 Renting - Social housing, Wollondilly Shire: -27 Renting, Wollondilly Shire: +19 Mortgage, Wollondilly Shire: +654 Fully owned, Wollondilly Shire: +361
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 Wollondilly Shire in 2016 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, 29.6% of the population owned their dwelling; 48.0% were purchasing, and 14.7% were renting, compared with 27.7%, 31.5% and 32.6% respectively for Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in Wollondilly Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Mortgage (+654 persons)
  • Fully owned (+361 persons)
  • Other tenure type (+78 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+75 persons)

The total number of households in Wollondilly Shire increased by 1,440 between 2011 and 2016.

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