Tenure and landlord type (TENLLD)

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Census of Population and Housing: Census dictionary
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This variable combines Tenure type (TEND) and Landlord type (LLDD) to provide more detailed information for rented dwellings.


Occupied private dwellings


1Owned outright
2Owned with a mortgage
3Rented:  Real estate agent
4Rented:  State or territory housing authority
5Rented:  Community housing provider
6Rented:  Person not in same household
7Rented:  Other landlord type
8Rented:  Landlord type not stated
9Other 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)

Who is this dwelling being rented from?

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).

This variable does not have a non-response rate as it is created during Census processing by using responses from more than one question on the Census form. 

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