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Housing loan repayments

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In the City of Adelaide, 24.0% of households with a mortgage were making high loan repayments of $2,600 or more per month in 2016.

Mortgage repayments are directly related to house prices in the City of Adelaide, length of occupancy and the level of equity of home owners. When viewed with Household Income data it may also indicate the level of housing stress households in the community are under. In mortgage belt areas it is expected that households will be paying a higher proportion of their income on their housing compared to well-established areas. First home buyer areas are also likely to have larger mortgages than upgrader areas where households move in with equity from elsewhere.

Mortgage payment levels are not directly comparable over time because of inflation. For comparison of mortgage payments over time, go to Housing Loan Quartiles.

Derived from the Census questions:

'How much does your household pay for this dwelling?' and 'Is this dwelling (owned outright, owned with a mortgage etc.)'

Households with a mortgage

Monthly housing loan repayments
City of Adelaide - Households (Enumerated)2016
Monthly repayment amountNumber%Greater Adelaide %
$299 or less1137.45.1
$300 - $599483.15.6
$600 - $9991238.111.4
$1,000 - $1,1991147.58.3
$1,200 - $1,3991238.110.3
$1,400 - $1,5991067.09.7
$1,600 - $1,7991429.310.0
$1,800 - $1,999765.06.7
$2,000 - $2,19916210.69.3
$2,200 - $2,399553.63.6
$2,400 - $2,599432.82.4
$2,600 - $2,999986.45.1
$3,000 - $3,9991217.95.6
$4,000 - $4,999674.42.0
$5,000 and over805.21.4
Not stated543.53.3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Monthly housing loan repayments, 2016
Monthly housing loan repayments, 2016 $5,000 and over, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% $4,000 - $4,999, Greater Adelaide: 2.0% $3,000 - $3,999, Greater Adelaide: 5.6% $2,600 - $2,999, Greater Adelaide: 5.1% $2,400 - $2,599, Greater Adelaide: 2.4% $2,200 - $2,399, Greater Adelaide: 3.6% $2,000 - $2,199, Greater Adelaide: 9.3% $1,800 - $1,999, Greater Adelaide: 6.7% $1,600 - $1,799, Greater Adelaide: 10.0% $1,400 - $1,599, Greater Adelaide: 9.7% $1,200 - $1,399, Greater Adelaide: 10.3% $1,000 - $1,199, Greater Adelaide: 8.3% $600 - $999, Greater Adelaide: 11.4% $300 - $599, Greater Adelaide: 5.6% $299 or less, Greater Adelaide: 5.1% $5,000 and over, City of Adelaide: 5.2% $4,000 - $4,999, City of Adelaide: 4.4% $3,000 - $3,999, City of Adelaide: 7.9% $2,600 - $2,999, City of Adelaide: 6.4% $2,400 - $2,599, City of Adelaide: 2.8% $2,200 - $2,399, City of Adelaide: 3.6% $2,000 - $2,199, City of Adelaide: 10.6% $1,800 - $1,999, City of Adelaide: 5.0% $1,600 - $1,799, City of Adelaide: 9.3% $1,400 - $1,599, City of Adelaide: 7.0% $1,200 - $1,399, City of Adelaide: 8.1% $1,000 - $1,199, City of Adelaide: 7.5% $600 - $999, City of Adelaide: 8.1% $300 - $599, City of Adelaide: 3.1% $299 or less, City of Adelaide: 7.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the monthly housing loan repayments of households in the City of Adelaide compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a larger proportion of households paying high mortgage repayments ($2,600 per month or more), and a smaller proportion of households with low mortgage repayments (less than $1,200 per month).

Overall, 24.0% of households were paying high mortgage repayments, and 26.1% were paying low repayments, compared with 14.1% and 30.4% respectively in Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between the household loan repayments of the City of Adelaide and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of $5,000 and over (5.2% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of $600 - $999 (8.1% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of $1,400 - $1,599 (7.0% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of $300 - $599 (3.1% compared to 5.6%)
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