Housing loan repayments
In Rural Balance, 20.0% of households with a mortgage were making high loan repayments of $2,600 or more per month in 2011.
Mortgage repayments are directly related to house prices in Rural Balance, 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|
|Rural Balance - Households (Enumerated)||2011|
|Monthly repayment amount||Number||%||City of Melton %|
|$5000 and over||11||2.3||1.1||23019|
|Total households with a mortgage||496||100.0||100.0|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
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Analysis of the monthly housing loan repayments of households in Rural Balance compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a larger proportion of households paying high mortgage repayments ($2,600 per month or more), as well as a larger proportion of households with low mortgage repayments (less than $1000 per month).
Overall, 20.0% of households were paying high mortgage repayments, and 18.1% were paying low repayments, compared with 15.8% and 14.1% respectively in the City of Melton.
The major differences between the household loan repayments of Rural Balance and the City of Melton were:
- A larger percentage of $450-$599 (4.1% compared to 1.7%)
- A smaller percentage of $1600-$1799 (7.7% compared to 10.4%)
- A smaller percentage of $1000-$1199 (4.2% compared to 6.7%)
- A smaller percentage of $2000-$2199 (9.7% compared to 12.0%)