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Greater Western Sydney Region

Housing rental quartiles

In the Greater Western Sydney Region, the 'medium highest group' was the largest quartile, comprising 35% of renting households in 2011.

Rental payments in the Greater Western Sydney Region 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
Greater Western Sydney Region - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Lowest group39,59323.317.438,01823.817.6+1,575
Medium lowest42,86625.218.445,79128.619.9-2,925
Medium highest59,55335.128.852,90533.128.2+6,648
Highest group27,76116.435.423,30314.634.3+4,458

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 New South Wales Weekly housing rental payments by Census year
Rental payment ranges
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $186 $0 to $140 $0 to $114
Medium lowest $187 to $306 $141 to $214 $115 to $179
Medium highest $307 to $418 $215 to $301 $180 to $259
Highest group $419 and over $302 and over $260 and over

Housing rental quartiles for 2011
Housing rental quartiles for 2011 Highest group, Greater Sydney: 35.4% Medium highest, Greater Sydney: 28.8% Medium lowest, Greater Sydney: 18.4% Lowest group, Greater Sydney: 17.4% Highest group, Greater Western Sydney Region: 16.4% Medium highest, Greater Western Sydney Region: 35.1% Medium lowest, Greater Western Sydney Region: 25.2% Lowest group, Greater Western Sydney Region: 23.3%
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 rental quartiles, 2006 to 2011
Change in housing rental quartiles, 2006 to 2011 Highest group, Greater Western Sydney Region: +4,458 Medium highest, Greater Western Sydney Region: +6,648 Medium lowest, Greater Western Sydney Region: -2,925 Lowest group, Greater Western Sydney Region: +1,575
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 the Greater Western Sydney Region compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a smaller proportion of households in the highest payment quartile, and a larger proportion in the lowest payment quartile.

Emerging groups

The total number of households renting their dwelling in Greater Western Sydney Region increased by 9,756 between 2006 and 2011. The most significant change during this period was in the medium highest quartile which showed an increase of 6,648 households.

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