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Shire of Morawa

Housing loan quartiles

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In the Shire of Morawa, the 'lowest group' was the largest quartile, comprising of 100% of households with mortgages in 2016.

Mortgage repayments in the Shire of Morawa 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
Shire of Morawa - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Loan repayment quartile groupNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
Lowest group32100.034.54471.533.7-12
Medium lowest00.027.81118.127.4-11
Medium highest00.020.335.621.3-3
Highest group00.017.334.817.6-3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Housing loan - Quartile group dollar ranges
Calculated from loan repayment data for Western Australia Monthly housing loan repayments by Census year
Housing loan repayment ranges
2016
2011
2006
2001
1996
Lowest group $0 to $1,314 $0 to $1,221 $0 to $826 $0 to $605 $0 to $505
Medium lowest $1,315 to $1,995 $1,222 to $1,969 $827 to $1,241 $606 to $855 $506 to $752
Medium highest $1,996 to $2,685 $1,970 to $2,786 $1,242 to $1,791 $856 to $1,161 $753 to $1,019
Highest group $2,686 and over $2,787 and over $1,792 and over $1,162 and over $1,020 and over

Housing loan quartiles, 2016
Housing loan quartiles, 2016 Highest group, Regional WA: 17.3% Medium highest, Regional WA: 20.3% Medium lowest, Regional WA: 27.8% Lowest group, Regional WA: 34.5% Highest group, Shire of Morawa: 0.0% Medium highest, Shire of Morawa: 0.0% Medium lowest, Shire of Morawa: 0.0% Lowest group, Shire of Morawa: 100.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in housing loan quartiles, 2011 to 2016
Change in housing loan quartiles, 2011 to 2016 Highest group, Shire of Morawa: -3 Medium highest, Shire of Morawa: -3 Medium lowest, Shire of Morawa: -11 Lowest group, Shire of Morawa: -12
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Shire of Morawa compared to Regional WA shows that there was a smaller proportion of households in the highest repayment quartile, and a larger proportion in the lowest repayment quartile.

Emerging groups

The total number of households with a mortgage in the Shire of Morawa decreased by 30 between 2011 and 2016. The most significant change in the Shire of Morawa during this period was in the lowest quartile which showed a slight decrease of -12 households.

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