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In Wyong Shire, 66% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 23.4% were renting privately, and 3.6% were in social housing in 2011.

Wyong 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 Wyong 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
Wyong Shire - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idFully owned19,15133.129.119,24235.630.1-91
map this data in atlas.idMortgage19,11033.033.217,12831.731.1+1,982
Renting
15,92327.530.414,02425.929.7+1,899
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing2,0743.65.01,9033.55.0+171
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private13,52723.425.011,77221.824.0+1,755
Renting - Not stated
3220.60.53490.60.6-27
Other tenure type
5340.90.85781.10.7-44
Not stated
3,1325.46.53,1215.88.4+11

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, Wyong Shire: 0.9% Renting - Private, Wyong Shire: 23.4% Renting - Social housing, Wyong Shire: 3.6% Renting, Wyong Shire: 27.5% Mortgage, Wyong Shire: 33.0% Fully owned, Wyong Shire: 33.1%
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, Wyong Shire: -44 Renting - Private, Wyong Shire: +1,755 Renting - Social housing, Wyong Shire: +171 Renting, Wyong Shire: +1,899 Mortgage, Wyong Shire: +1,982 Fully owned, Wyong Shire: -91
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 Wyong Shire in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a larger proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a similar proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 33.1% of the population owned their dwelling; 33.0% were purchasing, and 27.5% 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 Wyong Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Mortgage (+1,982 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+1,755 persons)
  • Renting - Social housing (+171 persons)
  • Fully owned (-91 persons)

The total number of households in Wyong Shire increased by 3,757 between 2006 and 2011.

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