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Almost one third (32%) of Australian households rented their home in 2017–18, an increase from 30% in 2015–16. Around two thirds (66%) of Australian households owned their own home with or without a mortgage, a decrease from 68% in 2015–16. The longer term trends for the major household tenure types are:
In the past two decades, from 1997–98 to 2017–18, the percentage of Australian households that own their own home:
Between 1997–98 and 2017–18, the percentage of Australian households that rent their home from:
Annotation(s): Note: Survey not run in 1998–99, 2001–02, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15 or 2016–17. Values have been interpolated for these years.
Source(s): Survey of Income and Housing
More detail about housing tenure can be found in the data cubes available to download from the 'Downloads’ tab of this product.
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