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Shire of Morawa

Housing rental payments

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In the Shire of Morawa, 3.1% of renting households were paying $450 or more per week in rent in 2016.

Rental payments can be a better measure of the cost of housing in the Shire of Morawa than mortgage repayments because they are not contingent on length of occupancy or equity in the dwelling.

High rental payments may indicate desirable areas with mobile populations who prefer to rent, or a housing shortage, or gentrification. Low rental payments may indicate public housing (check Tenure Type), or areas where low income households move by necessity for a lower cost of living.

Rental payments are not directly comparable over time because of inflation. For comparison of rental payments over time, go to Housing Rental 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 renting their dwelling

Weekly housing rental payments
Shire of Morawa - Households (Enumerated)2016
Weekly rental amountNumber%Regional WA %
$99 or less3030.918.4
$100 - $1491313.410.2
$150 - $1991212.49.7
$200 - $2491515.59.8
$250 - $2991111.311.2
$300 - $34933.111.8
$350 - $3990--9.0
$400 - $4490--5.5
$450 - $5490--4.2
$550 - $6490--1.5
$650 - $74933.10.9
$750 - $8490--0.5
$850+0--1.2
Not stated1010.36.1

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

Weekly housing rental payments, 2016
Weekly housing rental payments, 2016 $850+, Regional WA: 1.2% $750 - $849, Regional WA: 0.5% $650 - $749, Regional WA: 0.9% $550 - $649, Regional WA: 1.5% $450 - $549, Regional WA: 4.2% $400 - $449, Regional WA: 5.5% $350 - $399, Regional WA: 9.0% $300 - $349, Regional WA: 11.8% $250 - $299, Regional WA: 11.2% $200 - $249, Regional WA: 9.8% $150 - $199, Regional WA: 9.7% $100 - $149, Regional WA: 10.2% $99 or less, Regional WA: 18.4% $650 - $749, Shire of Morawa: 3.1% $300 - $349, Shire of Morawa: 3.1% $250 - $299, Shire of Morawa: 11.3% $200 - $249, Shire of Morawa: 15.5% $150 - $199, Shire of Morawa: 12.4% $100 - $149, Shire of Morawa: 13.4% $99 or less, Shire of Morawa: 30.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the weekly housing rental payments of households in the Shire of Morawa compared to Regional WA shows that there was a smaller proportion of households paying high rental payments ($450 per week or more), and a larger proportion of households with low rental payments (less than $250 per week).

Overall, 3.1% of households were paying high rental payments, and 72.2% were paying low payments, compared with 8.3% and 48.1% respectively in Regional WA.

The major differences between the housing rental payments of the Shire of Morawa and Regional WA were:

  • A larger percentage of $99 or less (30.9% compared to 18.4%)
  • A larger percentage of $200 - $249 (15.5% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of $350 - $399 (0.0% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of $300 - $349 (3.1% compared to 11.8%)
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