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South West Corner

Housing loan repayments

In South West Corner, 8.4% of households with a mortgage were making high loan repayments of $2,600 or more per month in 2011.

Mortgage repayments are directly related to house prices in South West Corner, 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
South West Corner2011
Monthly repayment amountNumber%City of Adelaide %
Nil repayments33.13.8
$1-$14900.00.8
$150-$29955.21.1
$300-$44933.12.4
$450-$59900.01.4
$600-$79988.43.4
$800-$99977.35.1
$1000-$11991414.65.8
$1200-$13991313.66.4
$1400-$159977.37.0
$1600-$179988.47.9
$1800-$19991212.55.0
$2000-$219933.110.2
$2200-$239900.03.8
$2400-$259933.13.8
$2600-$299933.17.7
$3000-$399955.29.8
$4000-$499900.05.0
$5000 and over00.05.3
Not stated21.84.3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Monthly housing loan repayments, 2011
Monthly housing loan repayments, 2011 $5000 and over, City of Adelaide: 5.3% $4000-$4999, City of Adelaide: 5.0% $3000-$3999, City of Adelaide: 9.8% $2600-$2999, City of Adelaide: 7.7% $2400-$2599, City of Adelaide: 3.8% $2200-$2399, City of Adelaide: 3.8% $2000-$2199, City of Adelaide: 10.2% $1800-$1999, City of Adelaide: 5.0% $1600-$1799, City of Adelaide: 7.9% $1400-$1599, City of Adelaide: 7.0% $1200-$1399, City of Adelaide: 6.4% $1000-$1199, City of Adelaide: 5.8% $800-$999, City of Adelaide: 5.1% $600-$799, City of Adelaide: 3.4% $450-$599, City of Adelaide: 1.4% $300-$449, City of Adelaide: 2.4% $150-$299, City of Adelaide: 1.1% $1-$149, City of Adelaide: 0.8% Nil repayments, City of Adelaide: 3.8% $5000 and over, South West Corner: 0.0% $4000-$4999, South West Corner: 0.0% $3000-$3999, South West Corner: 5.2% $2600-$2999, South West Corner: 3.1% $2400-$2599, South West Corner: 3.1% $2200-$2399, South West Corner: 0.0% $2000-$2199, South West Corner: 3.1% $1800-$1999, South West Corner: 12.5% $1600-$1799, South West Corner: 8.4% $1400-$1599, South West Corner: 7.3% $1200-$1399, South West Corner: 13.6% $1000-$1199, South West Corner: 14.6% $800-$999, South West Corner: 7.3% $600-$799, South West Corner: 8.4% $450-$599, South West Corner: 0.0% $300-$449, South West Corner: 3.1% $150-$299, South West Corner: 5.2% $1-$149, South West Corner: 0.0% Nil repayments, South West Corner: 3.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (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 South West Corner compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a smaller proportion of households paying high mortgage repayments ($2,600 per month or more), and a larger proportion of households with low mortgage repayments (less than $1000 per month).

Overall, 8.4% of households were paying high mortgage repayments, and 27.2% were paying low repayments, compared with 27.8% and 18.1% respectively in the City of Adelaide.

The major differences between the household loan repayments of South West Corner and the City of Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of $1000-$1199 (14.6% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of $1800-$1999 (12.5% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of $1200-$1399 (13.6% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of $2000-$2199 (3.1% compared to 10.2%)