4130.0 - Housing Occupancy and Costs, 2017-18 Quality Declaration 
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STATES AND TERRITORIES

Key statistics for housing tenure and housing costs by state and territory in 2017–18 are presented below. Unless otherwise stated, estimates have not significantly changed since 2015–16.

Detailed statistics for each Greater Capital City Statistical Area and state or territory can be found in data cubes 11 and 12, available to download from the 'Downloads' tab of this product.


NEW SOUTH WALES

Tenure:

    • 64% of NSW households owned their own home (down from 67% in 2015–16)
    • 35% owned with a mortgage
    • 30% owned without a mortgage (down from 32% in 2015–16)
    • 34% were renting (up from 31% in 2015–16)

Housing Costs:
    • Owners without a mortgage paid $48 a week on average
    • Owners with a mortgage paid $508 per week, or 15% of gross weekly household income
    • Renters paid $422 per week, or 21% of gross weekly household income

The median mortgage outstanding in NSW was $265,000.

Detailed time series data for NSW from 1994–95 to 2017–18 are available in data cube 13.


VICTORIA

Tenure:
    • 68% of Victorian households owned their own home
    • 37% owned with a mortgage
    • 31% owned without a mortgage
    • 29% were renting

Housing Costs:
    • Owners without a mortgage paid $56 a week on average
    • Owners with a mortgage paid $487 per week (up $32 from 2015–16), or 17% (no change) of gross weekly household income
    • Renters paid $366 per week, or 20% of gross weekly household income

The median mortgage outstanding in Victoria was $260,000.

Detailed time series data for Victoria from 1994–95 to 2017–18 are available in data cube 14.


QUEENSLAND

Tenure:
    • 63% of Queensland households owned their own home
    • 35% owned with a mortgage (down from 39% in 2015–16)
    • 27% owned without a mortgage
    • 36% were renting
    Housing Costs:
      • Owners without a mortgage paid $54 a week on average
      • Owners with a mortgage paid $474 per week, or 17% of gross weekly household income
      • Renters paid $332 per week, or 20% of gross weekly household income

    The median mortgage outstanding in Queensland was $250,000 (a rise from $235,000 in 2015–16).

    Detailed time series data for Queensland from 1994–95 to 2017–18 are available in data cube 15.


    SOUTH AUSTRALIA

    Tenure:
      • 69% of SA households owned their own home
      • 37% owned with a mortgage
      • 32% owned without a mortgage
      • 30% were renting

    Housing Costs:
      • Owners without a mortgage paid $54 a week on average
      • Owners with a mortgage paid $388 per week, or 15% of gross weekly household income
      • Renters paid $268 per week (no change), or 19% of gross weekly household income (down from 21% in 2015–16)

    The median mortgage outstanding in SA was $203,000.

    Detailed time series data for SA from 1994–95 to 2017–18 are available in data cube 16.


    WESTERN AUSTRALIA

    Tenure:
      • 70% of WA households owned their own home
      • 43% owned with a mortgage
      • 27% owned without a mortgage
      • 28% were renting

    Housing Costs:
      • Owners without a mortgage paid $53 a week on average
      • Owners with a mortgage paid $514 per week (up $28 from 2015–16), or 17% (no change) of gross weekly household income
      • Renters paid $335 per week (down $34 from 2015–16), or 17% of gross weekly household income (down from 19% in 2015–16)

    The median mortgage outstanding in WA was $315,000 (a rise from $266,000 in 2015–16).

    Detailed time series data for WA from 1994–95 to 2017–18 are available in data cube 17.


    TASMANIA

    Tenure:
      • 72% of Tasmanian households owned their own home
      • 39% owned with a mortgage
      • 33% owned without a mortgage
      • 26% were renting

    Housing Costs:
      • Owners without a mortgage paid $43 a week on average
      • Owners with a mortgage paid $330 per week, or 14% of gross weekly household income
      • Renters paid $247 per week, or 19% of gross weekly household income

    The median mortgage outstanding in Tasmania was $160,000.

    Detailed time series data for Tasmania from 1994–95 to 2017–18 are available in data cube 18.


    NORTHERN TERRITORY

    Tenure:
      • 59% of NT households owned their own home
      • 42% owned with a mortgage
      • 17% owned without a mortgage
      • 39% were renting

    Housing Costs:
      • Owners without a mortgage paid $61 a week on average
      • Owners with a mortgage paid $547 per week, or 16% of gross weekly household income
      • Renters paid $398 per week (down $47 from 2015–16), or 16% (no change) of gross weekly household income

    The median mortgage outstanding in NT was $312,000 (a drop from $362,000 in 2015–16).

    Detailed time series data for NT from 1994–95 to 2017–18 are available in data cube 19.


    AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

    Tenure:
      • 64% of ACT households owned their own home
      • 40% owned with a mortgage
      • 25% owned without a mortgage
      • 34% were renting

    Housing Costs:
      • Owners without a mortgage paid $68 a week on average
      • Owners with a mortgage paid $479 per week, or 14% of gross weekly household income
      • Renters paid $382 per week, or 18% of gross weekly household income

    The median mortgage outstanding in ACT was $282,000.

    Detailed time series data for ACT from 1994–95 to 2017–18 are available in data cube 20.


    AUSTRALIA

    Tenure:

      • 66% of Australian households owned their own home (down from 68% in 2015–16)
      • 37% owned with a mortgage
      • 29.5% without a mortgage (down from 30.4% in 2015–16)
      • 32% were renting (up from 30% in 2015–16)

    Housing Costs:
      • Owners without a mortgage paid $53 a week on average
      • Owners with a mortgage paid $484 per week (up $15 from 2015–16), or 16% of gross weekly household income (no change)
      • Renters paid $366 per week, or 20% of gross weekly household income

    The median mortgage outstanding in Australia was $260,000 (a rise from $238,000 in 2015–16).

    Detailed time series data for Australia from 1994–95 to 2017–18 are available in data cube 1.