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Housing loan quartiles

In the City of Melton, the 'medium highest group' was the largest quartile, comprising of 31% of households with mortgages in 2011.

Mortgage repayments in the City of Melton 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 Melton20112006Change
Loan repayment quartile groupNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Lowest group3,40318.720.92,59218.920.8+811
Medium lowest5,04427.723.03,51025.523.4+1,533
Medium highest5,69231.226.74,23630.826.7+1,456
Highest group4,08222.429.43,41224.829.1+670

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 Victoria Monthly housing loan repayments by Census year
Housing loan repayment ranges
2011
2006
2001
1996
Lowest group $0 to $1,103 $0 to $831 $0 to $596 $0 to $502
Medium lowest $1,104 to $1,695 $832 to $1,261 $597 to $866 $503 to $750
Medium highest $1,696 to $2,351 $1,262 to $1,823 $867 to $1,208 $751 to $1,034
Highest group $2,352 and over $1,824 and over $1,209 and over $1,035 and over

Housing loan quartiles, 2011
Housing loan quartiles, 2011 Highest group, Greater Melbourne: 29.4% Medium highest, Greater Melbourne: 26.7% Medium lowest, Greater Melbourne: 23.0% Lowest group, Greater Melbourne: 20.9% Highest group, City of Melton: 22.4% Medium highest, City of Melton: 31.2% Medium lowest, City of Melton: 27.7% Lowest group, City of Melton: 18.7%
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 Melton: +670 Medium highest, City of Melton: +1,456 Medium lowest, City of Melton: +1,533 Lowest group, City of Melton: +811
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 the City of Melton compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a smaller proportion of households in the highest repayment quartile, as well as a smaller proportion in the lowest repayment quartile.

Emerging groups

The total number of households with a mortgage in the City of Melton increased by 4,469 between 2006 and 2011. The most significant change in the City of Melton during this period was in the medium lowest quartile which showed an increase of 1,533 households.