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In Balwyn, the 'highest group' was the largest quartile, comprising 53% of renting households in 2011.

Rental payments in Balwyn are indicative of its residential role and function and are directly related to the value of residential property. When viewed with Household Income data they may also indicate the level of 'housing stress' in the community.

The quartile method is the most objective method of comparing change in the rental costs of a community over time.

A detailed explanation of how Housing Rental Payment quartiles are calculated and interpreted is available in specific data notes.

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

Housing rental quartiles
Balwyn20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Lowest group17516.211.912512.712.5+50
Medium lowest726.611.3848.611.0-12
Medium highest26324.425.127428.025.6-12
Highest group56852.851.849650.750.9+72

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Housing rental - Quartile group dollar ranges
Calculated from rental payment data for Victoria Weekly housing rental payments by Census year
Rental payment ranges
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $190 $0 to $133 $0 to $109
Medium lowest $191 to $279 $134 to $190 $110 to $156
Medium highest $280 to $362 $191 to $252 $157 to $205
Highest group $363 and over $253 and over $206 and over

Housing rental quartiles for 2011
Housing rental quartiles for 2011 Highest group, City of Boroondara: 51.8% Medium highest, City of Boroondara: 25.1% Medium lowest, City of Boroondara: 11.3% Lowest group, City of Boroondara: 11.9% Highest group, Balwyn: 52.8% Medium highest, Balwyn: 24.4% Medium lowest, Balwyn: 6.6% Lowest group, Balwyn: 16.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in housing rental quartiles, 2006 to 2011
Change in housing rental quartiles, 2006 to 2011 Highest group, Balwyn: +72 Medium highest, Balwyn: -12 Medium lowest, Balwyn: -12 Lowest group, Balwyn: +50
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Rental payment quartiles allow us to compare relative rental liabilities across time. Analysis of the distribution of households by rental payment quartiles in Balwyn compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a larger proportion of households in the highest payment quartile, as well as a larger proportion in the lowest payment quartile.

Emerging groups

The total number of households renting their dwelling in Balwyn increased by 98 between 2006 and 2011. The most significant change during this period was in the highest quartile which showed an increase of 72 households.