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Caroline Springs

Housing loan quartiles

In Caroline Springs, the 'medium highest group' was the largest quartile, comprising of 34% of households with mortgages in 2011.

Mortgage repayments in Caroline Springs 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
Caroline Springs20112006Change
Loan repayment quartile groupNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Lowest group49512.618.72439.018.9+252
Medium lowest86722.127.747117.525.5+395
Medium highest1,31833.631.299737.030.8+321
Highest group1,24731.822.498136.424.8+266

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, 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% Highest group, Caroline Springs: 31.8% Medium highest, Caroline Springs: 33.6% Medium lowest, Caroline Springs: 22.1% Lowest group, Caroline Springs: 12.6%
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, Caroline Springs: +266 Medium highest, Caroline Springs: +321 Medium lowest, Caroline Springs: +395 Lowest group, Caroline Springs: +252
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 Caroline Springs compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a larger proportion of households in the highest repayment quartile, and a smaller proportion in the lowest repayment quartile.

Emerging groups

The total number of households with a mortgage in Caroline Springs increased by 1,234 between 2006 and 2011. The most significant change in Caroline Springs during this period was in the medium lowest quartile which showed an increase of 395 households.