HOUSES, HOMES AND DWELLINGS - QUESTIONS 54, 55, 56, 57 & 58
WHY ARE THEY ASKED?
The kind of place a person calls home, and the number of vehicles a person owns, is very closely related to that person's standard of living.
The answers to these questions provide an indication of the sizes of homes, the cost of housing and the extent of overcrowding in parts of Australia. This information is used for planning purposes by governments and others, for example, it helps the building industry to plan for new housing developments.
HOW TO ANSWER
MOTOR VEHICLES - Q54
Please provide an answer for ‘Motor Vehicles’ only, and exclude motorbikes and scooters.
NUMBER OF BEDROOMS - Q55
Include any room that is defined as a bedroom, even if it is used for a different purpose, for example, as a study, office, computer room or sewing room.
Include any bedrooms created as a result of alterations and additions to the house (such as built-in verandas, extensions or cabins) which household members use as a bedroom.
TENURE OF DWELLING - Q56
‘Owned outright’ means that no money is owed on this dwelling.
‘Owned with a mortgage’ refers to households currently making repayments on any type of mortgage or loan secured against the dwelling.
‘Being purchased under a rent/buy scheme’ refers to households who are both purchasing some equity in the dwelling, and paying rent for the remainder.
‘Being occupied rent-free’ refers to situations where the members of the household do not pay any rent, or where rent is paid for the dwelling by someone else outside the household.
‘Being occupied under a life tenure scheme’ refers to households or individuals who have a ‘life tenure’ contract to live in the dwelling but usually do not have any equity in the dwelling. This is a common arrangement in retirement villages.
Snippet - "Did you know: Two thirds of households are paying off a mortgage or own their own home?"
LANDLORD - Q57
Mark the box which best describes the nature of the landlord, if the dwelling has one.
State and territory government housing authorities include:
‘Community or cooperative housing group’ refers to housing which is owned or administered by community or cooperative groups, for example, Aboriginal community housing groups or church-owned housing.
RENT AND MORTGAGE PAYMENTS - Q58
Do not answer if you fully own your dwelling
- NSW Department of Housing
- Office of Housing (Vic)
- Department of Housing (Qld)
- South Australian Housing Trust
- Homeswest (WA)
- Housing Tasmania
- Territory Housing (NT)
- ACT Housing
- Aboriginal Housing Authority (SA)
- Other Aboriginal government housing authorities