4130.0 - Housing Occupancy and Costs, 2017-18 Quality Declaration 
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HOUSING TENURE

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:


OWNERS

In the past two decades, from 1997–98 to 2017–18, the percentage of Australian households that own their own home:
    • With or without a mortgage decreased from 70% to 66%
    • Without a mortgage decreased from 40% to 30%
    • With a mortgage increased from 31% to 37%


RENTERS

Between 1997–98 and 2017–18, the percentage of Australian households that rent their home from:
    • All landlord types increased from 27% to 32%
    • A private landlord increased from 20% to 27%
    • A state or territory housing authority decreased from 6% to 3%

Graph Image for Housing Tenure, 1997-98 to 2017-18

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.
    • Data cube 1 contains a time series of tenure and landlord type for Australia from 1994–95 to 2017–18.
    • Data cube 2 features estimates of tenure and landlord type by selected household characteristics.
    • Data cube 6 features estimates of tenure and landlord type by family and household composition.
    • Data cube 8 features estimates of tenure and landlord type by selected household characteristics for lower income households.
    • Data cubes 11 and 12 contain tenure and landlord type for each Greater Capital City Statistical Area and state or territory in 2017–18.
    • Data cubes 13 through to 20 contain a time series of tenure and landlord type for each state or territory from 1994–95 to 2017–18.