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Greater Western Sydney Region

Housing rental quartiles

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In the Greater Western Sydney Region, the 'medium highest group' was the largest quartile, comprising 36% of renting households in 2016.

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)20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Lowest group42,95721.216.639,88623.317.4+3,071
Medium lowest51,65525.518.543,13825.218.4+8,517
Medium highest72,84835.929.960,04435.028.8+12,804
Highest group35,32317.435.028,42816.635.4+6,895

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. 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
2016
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $251 $0 to $186 $0 to $140 $0 to $114
Medium lowest $252 to $384 $187 to $306 $141 to $214 $115 to $179
Medium highest $385 to $524 $307 to $418 $215 to $301 $180 to $259
Highest group $525 and over $419 and over $302 and over $260 and over

Housing rental quartiles for 2016
Housing rental quartiles for 2016 Highest group, Greater Sydney: 35.0% Medium highest, Greater Sydney: 29.9% Medium lowest, Greater Sydney: 18.5% Lowest group, Greater Sydney: 16.6% Highest group, Greater Western Sydney Region: 17.4% Medium highest, Greater Western Sydney Region: 35.9% Medium lowest, Greater Western Sydney Region: 25.5% Lowest group, Greater Western Sydney Region: 21.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in housing rental quartiles, 2011 to 2016
Change in housing rental quartiles, 2011 to 2016 Highest group, Greater Western Sydney Region: +6,895 Medium highest, Greater Western Sydney Region: +12,804 Medium lowest, Greater Western Sydney Region: +8,517 Lowest group, Greater Western Sydney Region: +3,071
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 31,288 between 2011 and 2016. The most significant change during this period was in the medium highest quartile which showed an increase of 12,804 households.

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