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Housing rental quartiles

In City of Darwin, the 'highest group' was the largest quartile, comprising 39% of renting households in 2011.

Rental payments in City of Darwin 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
City of Darwin - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2006 to 2011
Lowest group7937.28.57107.07.7+83
Medium lowest2,03818.519.92,18021.621.9-142
Medium highest3,93535.733.53,31032.933.6+625
Highest group4,24438.538.23,87138.436.8+373

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 Northern Territory Weekly housing rental payments by Census year
Rental payment ranges
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $61 $0 to $47 $0 to $56
Medium lowest $62 to $223 $48 to $143 $57 to $128
Medium highest $224 to $417 $144 to $239 $129 to $197
Highest group $418 and over $240 and over $198 and over

Housing rental quartiles for 2011
Housing rental quartiles for 2011 Highest group, Greater Darwin: 38.2% Medium highest, Greater Darwin: 33.5% Medium lowest, Greater Darwin: 19.9% Lowest group, Greater Darwin: 8.5% Highest group, City of Darwin: 38.5% Medium highest, City of Darwin: 35.7% Medium lowest, City of Darwin: 18.5% Lowest group, City of Darwin: 7.2%
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, City of Darwin: +373 Medium highest, City of Darwin: +625 Medium lowest, City of Darwin: -142 Lowest group, City of Darwin: +83
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 City of Darwin compared to Greater Darwin shows that there was a similar proportion of households in the highest payment quartile, and a smaller proportion in the lowest payment quartile.

Emerging groups

The total number of households renting their dwelling in City of Darwin increased by 938 between 2006 and 2011. The most significant change during this period was in the medium highest quartile which showed an increase of 625 households.

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