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Housing loan repayments

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In City of Darwin, 36.7% of households with a mortgage were making high loan repayments of $2,600 or more per month in 2016.

Mortgage repayments are directly related to house prices in City of Darwin, 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 households in the community are under. In mortgage belt areas it is expected that households will be paying a higher proportion of their income on their housing compared to well-established areas. First home buyer areas are also likely to have larger mortgages than upgrader areas where households move in with equity from elsewhere.

Mortgage payment levels are not directly comparable over time because of inflation. For comparison of mortgage payments over time, go to Housing Loan Quartiles.

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

Monthly housing loan repayments
City of Darwin - Households (Enumerated)2016
Monthly repayment amountNumber%Greater Darwin %
$299 or less2903.73.0
$300 - $5992092.72.3
$600 - $9994315.55.0
$1,000 - $1,1993724.84.4
$1,200 - $1,3994225.45.2
$1,400 - $1,5993955.15.1
$1,600 - $1,7995206.76.6
$1,800 - $1,9994455.75.5
$2,000 - $2,19981110.410.4
$2,200 - $2,3993804.95.0
$2,400 - $2,5993374.34.4
$2,600 - $2,99990911.712.4
$3,000 - $3,9991,19715.317.1
$4,000 - $4,9994706.05.8
$5,000 and over2903.73.3
Not stated3234.14.5

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Monthly housing loan repayments, 2016
Monthly housing loan repayments, 2016 $5,000 and over, Greater Darwin: 3.3% $4,000 - $4,999, Greater Darwin: 5.8% $3,000 - $3,999, Greater Darwin: 17.1% $2,600 - $2,999, Greater Darwin: 12.4% $2,400 - $2,599, Greater Darwin: 4.4% $2,200 - $2,399, Greater Darwin: 5.0% $2,000 - $2,199, Greater Darwin: 10.4% $1,800 - $1,999, Greater Darwin: 5.5% $1,600 - $1,799, Greater Darwin: 6.6% $1,400 - $1,599, Greater Darwin: 5.1% $1,200 - $1,399, Greater Darwin: 5.2% $1,000 - $1,199, Greater Darwin: 4.4% $600 - $999, Greater Darwin: 5.0% $300 - $599, Greater Darwin: 2.3% $299 or less, Greater Darwin: 3.0% $5,000 and over, City of Darwin: 3.7% $4,000 - $4,999, City of Darwin: 6.0% $3,000 - $3,999, City of Darwin: 15.3% $2,600 - $2,999, City of Darwin: 11.7% $2,400 - $2,599, City of Darwin: 4.3% $2,200 - $2,399, City of Darwin: 4.9% $2,000 - $2,199, City of Darwin: 10.4% $1,800 - $1,999, City of Darwin: 5.7% $1,600 - $1,799, City of Darwin: 6.7% $1,400 - $1,599, City of Darwin: 5.1% $1,200 - $1,399, City of Darwin: 5.4% $1,000 - $1,199, City of Darwin: 4.8% $600 - $999, City of Darwin: 5.5% $300 - $599, City of Darwin: 2.7% $299 or less, City of Darwin: 3.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the monthly housing loan repayments of households in City of Darwin compared to Greater Darwin shows that there was a smaller proportion of households paying high mortgage repayments ($2,600 per month or more), and a larger proportion of households with low mortgage repayments (less than $1,200 per month).

Overall, 36.7% of households were paying high mortgage repayments, and 16.7% were paying low repayments, compared with 38.6% and 14.7% respectively in Greater Darwin.

The major difference between the household loan repayments of City of Darwin and Greater Darwin is:

  • A smaller percentage of $3,000 - $3,999 (15.3% compared to 17.1%)
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