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Housing loan quartiles

In the City of Mitcham, the 'highest group' was the largest quartile, comprising of 39% of households with mortgages in 2011.

Mortgage repayments in the City of Mitcham 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 Mitcham20112006Change
Loan repayment quartile groupNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Lowest group1,68519.322.21,44217.922.0+244
Medium lowest1,70019.523.71,58819.824.2+112
Medium highest1,96522.626.11,99724.826.2-32
Highest group3,36138.628.03,01137.527.7+350

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 South Australia Monthly housing loan repayments by Census year
Housing loan repayment ranges
2011
2006
2001
1996
Lowest group $0 to $936 $0 to $670 $0 to $488 $0 to $446
Medium lowest $937 to $1,478 $671 to $1,038 $489 to $701 $447 to $648
Medium highest $1,479 to $2,094 $1,039 to $1,477 $702 to $966 $649 to $889
Highest group $2,095 and over $1,478 and over $967 and over $890 and over

Housing loan quartiles, 2011
Housing loan quartiles, 2011 Highest group, Greater Adelaide: 28.0% Medium highest, Greater Adelaide: 26.1% Medium lowest, Greater Adelaide: 23.7% Lowest group, Greater Adelaide: 22.2% Highest group, City of Mitcham: 38.6% Medium highest, City of Mitcham: 22.6% Medium lowest, City of Mitcham: 19.5% Lowest group, City of Mitcham: 19.3%
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 Mitcham: +350 Medium highest, City of Mitcham: -32 Medium lowest, City of Mitcham: +112 Lowest group, City of Mitcham: +244
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 Mitcham compared to Greater Adelaide 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 the City of Mitcham increased by 674 between 2006 and 2011. The most significant change in the City of Mitcham during this period was in the highest quartile which showed an increase of 350 households.