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Tenure and landlord type (TENLLD)

Census of Population and Housing: Census dictionary
Reference period
2021

Definition

This variable combines Tenure type (TEND) and Landlord type (LLDD) to provide more detailed information for rented dwellings.

Scope

Occupied private dwellings

Categories

CodeCategory

1

Owned outright

2

Owned with a mortgage

3

Rented:  Real estate agent

4

Rented:  State or territory housing authority

5

Rented:  Community housing provider

6

Rented:  Person not in same household

7

Rented:  Other landlord type

8

Rented:  Landlord type not stated

9

Other tenure type

&

Tenure type not stated

@

Tenure type not applicable

Number of categories:  11

  • Other tenure type includes dwellings being occupied rent free and dwellings being occupied under a life tenure scheme
  • Owned with a mortgage includes dwellings being purchased under a shared equity scheme

Not applicable (@) category comprises:

  • Unoccupied private dwellings
  • Non-private dwellings
  • Migratory, off-shore and shipping SA1s

Question(s) from the Census form

Is this dwelling: (please open this section to view response categories)

    Is this dwelling:
    Is the dwelling at 1 Smith Street:

    Include owners of caravans, manufactured homes or houseboats in ‘Owned with a mortgage’ or ‘Owned outright’ regardless of whether or not the site is owned.

    A shared equity scheme is a government or not-for-profit scheme - assisting people on lower incomes to buy a home by sharing up to 30% of the ownership.

    Life tenure schemes are a common arrangement in retirement villages. Include leaseholds, and loan and license agreements in ‘Occupied under a life tenure scheme’.
    • Dwelling ownership
    • Owned outright
    • Owned with a mortgage
    • Purchased under a shared equity scheme
    • Rented
    • Occupied rent free
    • Occupied under a life tenure scheme
    • Other

      Example

      Tenure and landlord type example - owned outright response selected

      Example

      Is the dwelling at 1 Smith Street:

      Include owners of caravans, manufactured homes or houseboats in ‘Owned with a mortgage’ or ‘Owned outright’ regardless of whether or not the site is owned.

      A shared equity scheme is a government or not-for-profit scheme - assisting people on lower incomes to buy a home by sharing up to 30% of the ownership.

      Life tenure schemes are a common arrangement in retirement villages. Include leaseholds, and loan and license agreements in ‘Occupied under a life tenure scheme’.

      Dwelling ownership

      Owned outright (selected response)

      Owned with a mortgage

      Purchased under a shared equity scheme

      Rented

      Occupied rent free

      Occupied under a life tenure scheme

      Other

      Rent arrangements

      These questions do not apply, based on your answer to the previous question.

        Example

        Tenure and landlord type example - rent free response selected

        Example

        Is the dwelling at 1 Smith Street:

        Include owners of caravans, manufactured homes or houseboats in ‘Owned with a mortgage’ or ‘Owned outright’ regardless of whether or not the site is owned.

        A shared equity scheme is a government or not-for-profit scheme - assisting people on lower incomes to buy a home by sharing up to 30% of the ownership.

        Life tenure schemes are a common arrangement in retirement villages. Include leaseholds, and loan and license agreements in ‘Occupied under a life tenure scheme’.

        Dwelling ownership

        Owned outright

        Owned with a mortgage

        Purchased under a shared equity scheme

        Rented

        Occupied rent free (selected response)

        Occupied under a life tenure scheme

        Other

          Example

          Tenure and landlord type example - rented response selected

          Example

          Is the dwelling at 1 Smith Street:

          Include owners of caravans, manufactured homes or houseboats in ‘Owned with a mortgage’ or ‘Owned outright’ regardless of whether or not the site is owned.

          A shared equity scheme is a government or not-for-profit scheme - assisting people on lower incomes to buy a home by sharing up to 30% of the ownership.

          Life tenure schemes are a common arrangement in retirement villages. Include leaseholds, and loan and license agreements in ‘Occupied under a life tenure scheme’.

          Dwelling ownership

          Owned outright

          Owned with a mortgage

          Purchased under a shared equity scheme

          Rented (selected response)

          Occupied rent free

          Occupied under a life tenure scheme

          Other

          Who is this dwelling being rented from?

            Who is this dwelling being rented from?
            Who is 1 Smith Street rented from?

            For all state/territory specific Government housing authorities, select ‘Government Housing Authority/Housing Department (Public Housing)’.

            Some examples of Government housing authorities are: DCJ Housing (NSW), HousingVic, Department of Housing and Public Works (Qld), Department of Communities (WA), Housing SA, Housing Tasmania, Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development (NT), Housing ACT, Aboriginal housing authorities.

            Community Housing Providers are not-for-profit organisations that provide affordable rental housing to people on lower incomes. This includes housing co-operatives.
            • Rental type
            • Real estate agent
            • Government Housing Authority/Housing Department (Public Housing)
            • Community housing provider
            • Parent or other relative not in this dwelling
            • Other person not in this dwelling
            • Manager of a residential park (including caravan parks and manufactured home estates)
            • Employer – government (including Defence Housing Australia)
            • Employer – private

            How this variable is created

            This variable is derived from responses to the Tenure type and Landlord type questions on the Census form.

            History and changes

            The Tenure and landlord type (TENLLD) combined variable was first available for use during the 2011 Census. Prior to this, data was obtained by manually combining the Tenure type (TEND) and Landlord type (LLDD) variables.

            For 2021, the category ‘Rented: Housing co-operative, community or church group’ has been reworded to ‘Rented: Community housing provider’, and it has been repositioned to category 5, moving the category ‘Rented: Person not in same household’ to category 6.

            ‘Other tenure type’ has been rescoped for 2021 to include houses being occupied rent free, which in previous Censuses have been covered by the rented categories (4-8), to align with the ABS Standard for Tenure Type.

            Data use considerations

            'Other tenure type' includes dwellings occupied under a life tenure scheme and dwellings occupied rent free. 'Owned with a mortgage' includes dwellings being purchased under a shared equity scheme (termed a rent/buy scheme in 2011).

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