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Greater Western Sydney Region

Housing loan quartiles

In the Greater Western Sydney Region, the 'medium highest group' was the largest quartile, comprising of 31% of households with mortgages in 2011.

Mortgage repayments in the Greater Western Sydney Region are directly related to house prices, 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 in the community.

The quartile method is the most objective method of comparing change in the mortgage payment profile of a community over time.

A detailed explanation of how Housing Loan Repayment 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 with a mortgage

Housing loan quartiles
Greater Western Sydney Region - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Loan repayment quartile groupNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Lowest group47,01320.319.039,90419.617.9+7,109
Medium lowest59,81425.821.850,42824.821.7+9,386
Medium highest70,78830.527.360,67129.827.9+10,117
Highest group54,12423.431.852,63825.832.5+1,486

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

Housing loan - Quartile group dollar ranges
Calculated from loan repayment data for New South Wales Monthly housing loan repayments by Census year
Housing loan repayment ranges
2011
2006
2001
1996
Lowest group $0 to $1,266 $0 to $993 $0 to $723 $0 to $605
Medium lowest $1,267 to $1,995 $994 to $1,557 $724 to $1,069 $606 to $905
Medium highest $1,996 to $2,853 $1,558 to $2,416 $1,070 to $1,550 $906 to $1,268
Highest group $2,854 and over $2,417 and over $1,551 and over $1,269 and over

Housing loan quartiles, 2011
Housing loan quartiles, 2011 Highest group, Greater Sydney: 31.8% Medium highest, Greater Sydney: 27.3% Medium lowest, Greater Sydney: 21.8% Lowest group, Greater Sydney: 19.0% Highest group, Greater Western Sydney Region: 23.4% Medium highest, Greater Western Sydney Region: 30.5% Medium lowest, Greater Western Sydney Region: 25.8% Lowest group, Greater Western Sydney Region: 20.3%
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 loan quartiles, 2006 to 2011
Change in housing loan quartiles, 2006 to 2011 Highest group, Greater Western Sydney Region: +1,486 Medium highest, Greater Western Sydney Region: +10,117 Medium lowest, Greater Western Sydney Region: +9,386 Lowest group, Greater Western Sydney Region: +7,109
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

Housing loan repayment quartiles allow us to compare relative repayment liabilities across time. Analysis of the distribution of households by housing loan repayment quartiles in the Greater Western Sydney Region compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a smaller proportion of households in the highest repayment quartile, and a larger proportion in the lowest repayment quartile.

Emerging groups

The total number of households with a mortgage in the Greater Western Sydney Region increased by 28,098 between 2006 and 2011. The most significant change in the Greater Western Sydney Region during this period was in the medium highest quartile which showed an increase of 10,117 households.

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