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WSROC Region

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Housing tenure

Housing Tenure data provides an insight into the socio-economic status of the indigenous community and what housing role the area plays in the community. For example, in some areas, the indigenous community is reliant on public housing. In other areas, most dwellings are owned by a community co-op, while some areas are mortgage dominated, providing home-ownership opportunities for the population. This can have an impact on social cohesion and the type of council services required by the population.

Housing tenure data should be viewed in conjunction with Employment Status, and Household Type, information to build the demographic story of the area.

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
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households - WSROC Region20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%New South Wales - ATSI %Number%New South Wales - ATSI %2006 to 2011
Fully owned1,33512.413.31,03511.813.2+300
Being purchased2,85326.426.02,03323.123.0+820
Renting (total)6,15457.056.35,31460.459.0+840
Public2,85026.419.02,43527.721.0+415
Housing co-operative, community or church group2252.14.01211.44.9+104
Private and other2,99527.732.32,67830.431.6+317
Not stated840.81.0800.91.4+4
Other980.90.8460.50.6+52
Not stated3613.33.73744.24.2-13

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, New South Wales - ATSI: 0.8% Not stated, New South Wales - ATSI: 1.0% Private and other, New South Wales - ATSI: 32.3% Housing co-operative, community or church group, New South Wales - ATSI: 4.0% Public, New South Wales - ATSI: 19.0% Renting (total), New South Wales - ATSI: 56.3% Being purchased, New South Wales - ATSI: 26.0% Fully owned, New South Wales - ATSI: 13.3% Other, WSROC Region - ATSI: 0.9% Not stated, WSROC Region - ATSI: 0.8% Private and other, WSROC Region - ATSI: 27.7% Housing co-operative, community or church group, WSROC Region - ATSI: 2.1% Public, WSROC Region - ATSI: 26.4% Renting (total), WSROC Region - ATSI: 57.0% Being purchased, WSROC Region - ATSI: 26.4% Fully owned, WSROC Region - ATSI: 12.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence 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, WSROC Region: +52 Not stated, WSROC Region: +4 Private and other, WSROC Region: +317 Housing co-operative, community or church group, WSROC Region: +104 Public, WSROC Region: +415 Renting (total), WSROC Region: +840 Being purchased, WSROC Region: +820 Fully owned, WSROC Region: +300
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the housing tenure of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of the WSROC Region in 2011 compared to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI shows that there was a smaller proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a similar proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a larger proportion who were renters.

Overall, 12.4% of the population owned their dwelling; 26.4% were purchasing, and 57.0% were renting, compared with 13.3%, 26.0% and 56.3% respectively for then Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI.

The major differences between housing tenure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households of WSROC Region and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households of New South Wales - ATSI were:

  • A larger percentage of households who were renting social housing (26.4% compared to 19.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of households who were renting from the private or other rental market (27.7% compared to 32.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of households who were renting from a housing co-operative, community or church group (2.1% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

The total number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households in WSROC Region increased by 1,999 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in housing tenure of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in the WSROC Region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Renting (total) (+840 households)
  • Being purchased (+820 households)
  • Public (+415 households)
  • Private and other (+317 households)
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