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Housing rental quartiles

In Brisbane LGA, the 'highest group' was the largest quartile, comprising 33% of renting households in 2006.

Rental payments in Brisbane LGA 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
Brisbane LGA - Households (Enumerated)20062001Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2001 to 2006
Lowest group20,16516.918.720,14618.521.6+19
Medium lowest24,38720.525.418,91417.422.5+5,473
Medium highest35,63729.930.435,28732.432.4+350
Highest group38,90532.725.434,50931.723.6+4,396

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2006. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Housing rental - Quartile group dollar ranges
Calculated from rental payment data for Queensland Weekly housing rental payments by Census year
Rental payment ranges
2016
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $245 $0 to $203 $0 to $141 $0 to $109
Medium lowest $246 to $335 $204 to $304 $142 to $207 $110 to $152
Medium highest $336 to $417 $305 to $378 $208 to $271 $153 to $192
Highest group $418 and over $379 and over $272 and over $193 and over

Housing rental quartiles for 2006
Housing rental quartiles for 2006 Highest group, Greater Brisbane: 25.4% Medium highest, Greater Brisbane: 30.4% Medium lowest, Greater Brisbane: 25.4% Lowest group, Greater Brisbane: 18.7% Highest group, Brisbane LGA: 32.7% Medium highest, Brisbane LGA: 29.9% Medium lowest, Brisbane LGA: 20.5% Lowest group, Brisbane LGA: 16.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in housing rental quartiles, 2001 to 2006
Change in housing rental quartiles, 2001 to 2006 Highest group, Brisbane LGA: +4,396 Medium highest, Brisbane LGA: +350 Medium lowest, Brisbane LGA: +5,473 Lowest group, Brisbane LGA: +19
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2001 and 2006 (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 Brisbane LGA compared to Greater Brisbane shows that there was a larger proportion of households in the highest payment quartile, and a smaller proportion in the lowest payment quartile.

Emerging groups

The total number of households renting their dwelling in Brisbane LGA increased by 10,238 between 2001 and 2006. The most significant change during this period was in the medium lowest quartile which showed an increase of 5,473 households.

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