Metropolitan Redevelopment AuthorityCommunity profile
census-message-logo

2016 Census data will be released soon and we're busy behind the scenes getting this website ready. Read our plan.

Skip to content

Perth Metropolitan Area

Housing rental payments

In the Perth Metropolitan Area, 24.3% of renting households were paying more than $400 per week in rent in 2011.

Rental payments can be a better measure of the cost of housing in the Perth Metropolitan Area 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
Perth Metropolitan Area - Households (Enumerated)2011
Weekly rental amountNumber%Greater Perth %
Nil5,4433.13.1
$1 - $744,2912.42.4
$75 - $996,8733.93.9
$100 - $1244,6382.62.6
$125 - $1494,6172.62.6
$150 - $1745,4043.13.0
$175 - $1993,9022.22.2
$200 - $2247,7364.44.4
$225 - $2495,1602.92.9
$250 - $27411,0676.36.3
$275 - $2998,9505.15.1
$300 - $32419,90611.311.3
$325 - $34911,1636.36.3
$350 - $37418,56410.510.7
$375 - $3999,6505.55.4
$400 - $42412,2867.07.0
$425 - $4494,4092.52.5
$450 - $54914,5148.28.2
$550 - $6495,0612.92.9
$650 - $7492,3301.31.3
$750 - $8491,4440.80.8
$850 - $9497400.40.4
$950+1,9981.11.2
Rent not stated5,8733.33.3
Total households renting176,019100.0100.0

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

Weekly housing rental payments, 2011
Weekly housing rental payments, 2011 $950+, Greater Perth: 1.2% $850 - $949, Greater Perth: 0.4% $750 - $849, Greater Perth: 0.8% $650 - $749, Greater Perth: 1.3% $550 - $649, Greater Perth: 2.9% $450 - $549, Greater Perth: 8.2% $425 - $449, Greater Perth: 2.5% $400 - $424, Greater Perth: 7.0% $375 - $399, Greater Perth: 5.4% $350 - $374, Greater Perth: 10.7% $325 - $349, Greater Perth: 6.3% $300 - $324, Greater Perth: 11.3% $275 - $299, Greater Perth: 5.1% $250 - $274, Greater Perth: 6.3% $225 - $249, Greater Perth: 2.9% $200 - $224, Greater Perth: 4.4% $175 - $199, Greater Perth: 2.2% $150 - $174, Greater Perth: 3.0% $125 - $149, Greater Perth: 2.6% $100 - $124, Greater Perth: 2.6% $75 - $99, Greater Perth: 3.9% $1 - $74, Greater Perth: 2.4% Nil, Greater Perth: 3.1% $950+, Perth Metropolitan Area: 1.1% $850 - $949, Perth Metropolitan Area: 0.4% $750 - $849, Perth Metropolitan Area: 0.8% $650 - $749, Perth Metropolitan Area: 1.3% $550 - $649, Perth Metropolitan Area: 2.9% $450 - $549, Perth Metropolitan Area: 8.2% $425 - $449, Perth Metropolitan Area: 2.5% $400 - $424, Perth Metropolitan Area: 7.0% $375 - $399, Perth Metropolitan Area: 5.5% $350 - $374, Perth Metropolitan Area: 10.5% $325 - $349, Perth Metropolitan Area: 6.3% $300 - $324, Perth Metropolitan Area: 11.3% $275 - $299, Perth Metropolitan Area: 5.1% $250 - $274, Perth Metropolitan Area: 6.3% $225 - $249, Perth Metropolitan Area: 2.9% $200 - $224, Perth Metropolitan Area: 4.4% $175 - $199, Perth Metropolitan Area: 2.2% $150 - $174, Perth Metropolitan Area: 3.1% $125 - $149, Perth Metropolitan Area: 2.6% $100 - $124, Perth Metropolitan Area: 2.6% $75 - $99, Perth Metropolitan Area: 3.9% $1 - $74, Perth Metropolitan Area: 2.4% Nil, Perth Metropolitan Area: 3.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (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 Perth Metropolitan Area compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a similar proportion of households paying high rental payments ($400 per week or more), as well as a similar proportion of households with low rental payments (less than $150 per week).

Overall, 24.3% of households were paying high rental payments, and 14.7% were paying low payments, compared with 24.3% and 14.7% respectively in Greater Perth.

There were no major differences between Perth Metropolitan Area and Greater Perth in 2011.

v17.06.20-1.0.0