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Housing loan quartiles

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In the District Council of Mount Barker, the 'medium highest group' was the largest quartile, comprising of 29% of households with mortgages in 2016.

Mortgage repayments in the District Council of Mount Barker 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
District Council of Mount Barker - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Loan repayment quartile groupNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Lowest group1,02119.421.999620.722.2+25
Medium lowest1,17022.223.81,08922.623.7+81
Medium highest1,54829.326.31,31127.326.1+237
Highest group1,53829.128.01,41329.428.0+125

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 South Australia Monthly housing loan repayments by Census year
Housing loan repayment ranges
2016
2011
2006
2001
1996
Lowest group $0 to $964 $0 to $936 $0 to $670 $0 to $488 $0 to $446
Medium lowest $965 to $1,470 $937 to $1,478 $671 to $1,038 $489 to $701 $447 to $648
Medium highest $1,471 to $2,051 $1,479 to $2,094 $1,039 to $1,477 $702 to $966 $649 to $889
Highest group $2,052 and over $2,095 and over $1,478 and over $967 and over $890 and over

Housing loan quartiles, 2016
Housing loan quartiles, 2016 Highest group, Greater Adelaide: 28.0% Medium highest, Greater Adelaide: 26.3% Medium lowest, Greater Adelaide: 23.8% Lowest group, Greater Adelaide: 21.9% Highest group, District Council of Mount Barker: 29.1% Medium highest, District Council of Mount Barker: 29.3% Medium lowest, District Council of Mount Barker: 22.2% Lowest group, District Council of Mount Barker: 19.4%
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, District Council of Mount Barker: +125 Medium highest, District Council of Mount Barker: +237 Medium lowest, District Council of Mount Barker: +81 Lowest group, District Council of Mount Barker: +25
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 District Council of Mount Barker 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 District Council of Mount Barker increased by 469 between 2011 and 2016. The most significant change in the District Council of Mount Barker during this period was in the medium highest quartile which showed an increase of 237 households.

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