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Housing rental payments

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In the City of Adelaide, 28.4% of renting households were paying $450 or more per week in rent in 2016.

Rental payments can be a better measure of the cost of housing in the City of Adelaide than mortgage repayments because they are not contingent on length of occupancy or equity in the dwelling.

High rental payments may indicate desirable areas with mobile populations who prefer to rent, or a housing shortage, or gentrification. Low rental payments may indicate public housing (check Tenure Type), or areas where low income households move by necessity for a lower cost of living.

Rental payments are not directly comparable over time because of inflation. For comparison of rental payments over time, go to Housing Rental 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 renting their dwelling

Weekly housing rental payments
City of Adelaide - Households (Enumerated)2016
Weekly rental amountNumber%Greater Adelaide %
$99 or less3085.87.8
$100 - $1492354.47.9
$150 - $1992815.37.4
$200 - $2492775.210.5
$250 - $2993636.818.8
$300 - $34963812.018.9
$350 - $39978614.812.1
$400 - $44975414.26.1
$450 - $54993517.64.6
$550 - $6493005.71.5
$650 - $7491242.30.6
$750 - $849601.10.3
$850+871.60.4
Not stated1522.93.2

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

Weekly housing rental payments, 2016
Weekly housing rental payments, 2016 $850+, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% $750 - $849, Greater Adelaide: 0.3% $650 - $749, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% $550 - $649, Greater Adelaide: 1.5% $450 - $549, Greater Adelaide: 4.6% $400 - $449, Greater Adelaide: 6.1% $350 - $399, Greater Adelaide: 12.1% $300 - $349, Greater Adelaide: 18.9% $250 - $299, Greater Adelaide: 18.8% $200 - $249, Greater Adelaide: 10.5% $150 - $199, Greater Adelaide: 7.4% $100 - $149, Greater Adelaide: 7.9% $99 or less, Greater Adelaide: 7.8% $850+, City of Adelaide: 1.6% $750 - $849, City of Adelaide: 1.1% $650 - $749, City of Adelaide: 2.3% $550 - $649, City of Adelaide: 5.7% $450 - $549, City of Adelaide: 17.6% $400 - $449, City of Adelaide: 14.2% $350 - $399, City of Adelaide: 14.8% $300 - $349, City of Adelaide: 12.0% $250 - $299, City of Adelaide: 6.8% $200 - $249, City of Adelaide: 5.2% $150 - $199, City of Adelaide: 5.3% $100 - $149, City of Adelaide: 4.4% $99 or less, City of Adelaide: 5.8%
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 weekly housing rental payments of households in the City of Adelaide compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a larger proportion of households paying high rental payments ($450 per week or more), and a smaller proportion of households with low rental payments (less than $250 per week).

Overall, 28.4% of households were paying high rental payments, and 20.8% were paying low payments, compared with 7.4% and 33.6% respectively in Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between the housing rental payments of the City of Adelaide and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of $450 - $549 (17.6% compared to 4.6%)
  • A larger percentage of $400 - $449 (14.2% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of $250 - $299 (6.8% compared to 18.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of $300 - $349 (12.0% compared to 18.9%)
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