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Housing loan quartiles

In City of Darwin, the 'highest group' was the largest quartile, comprising of 27% of households with mortgages in 2011.

Mortgage repayments in City of Darwin 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
City of Darwin - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Loan repayment quartile groupNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2006 to 2011
Lowest group1,76524.022.71,70623.323.0+59
Medium lowest1,74923.823.71,72023.524.0+29
Medium highest1,83624.925.71,81724.825.9+19
Highest group2,01227.327.92,07928.427.1-67

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 Northern Territory Monthly housing loan repayments by Census year
Housing loan repayment ranges
2011
2006
2001
1996
Lowest group $0 to $1,352 $0 to $951 $0 to $733 $0 to $593
Medium lowest $1,353 to $2,040 $952 to $1,322 $734 to $1,000 $594 to $870
Medium highest $2,041 to $2,890 $1,323 to $1,827 $1,001 to $1,312 $871 to $1,165
Highest group $2,891 and over $1,828 and over $1,313 and over $1,166 and over

Housing loan quartiles, 2011
Housing loan quartiles, 2011 Highest group, Greater Darwin: 27.9% Medium highest, Greater Darwin: 25.7% Medium lowest, Greater Darwin: 23.7% Lowest group, Greater Darwin: 22.7% Highest group, City of Darwin: 27.3% Medium highest, City of Darwin: 24.9% Medium lowest, City of Darwin: 23.8% Lowest group, City of Darwin: 24.0%
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, City of Darwin: -67 Medium highest, City of Darwin: +19 Medium lowest, City of Darwin: +29 Lowest group, City of Darwin: +59
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 City of Darwin compared to Greater Darwin 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 City of Darwin increased by 40 between 2006 and 2011. The most significant change in City of Darwin during this period was in the highest quartile which showed a slight decrease of -67 households.

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