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 amount||Number||%||Greater Perth %|
|$1 - $74||4,291||2.4||2.4||24002|
|$75 - $99||6,873||3.9||3.9||24003|
|$100 - $124||4,638||2.6||2.6||24004|
|$125 - $149||4,617||2.6||2.6||24005|
|$150 - $174||5,404||3.1||3.0||24006|
|$175 - $199||3,902||2.2||2.2||24007|
|$200 - $224||7,736||4.4||4.4||24008|
|$225 - $249||5,160||2.9||2.9||24009|
|$250 - $274||11,067||6.3||6.3||24010|
|$275 - $299||8,950||5.1||5.1||24011|
|$300 - $324||19,906||11.3||11.3||24012|
|$325 - $349||11,163||6.3||6.3||24013|
|$350 - $374||18,564||10.5||10.7||24014|
|$375 - $399||9,650||5.5||5.4||24015|
|$400 - $424||12,286||7.0||7.0||24016|
|$425 - $449||4,409||2.5||2.5||24017|
|$450 - $549||14,514||8.2||8.2||24018|
|$550 - $649||5,061||2.9||2.9||24019|
|$650 - $749||2,330||1.3||1.3||24020|
|$750 - $849||1,444||0.8||0.8||24021|
|$850 - $949||740||0.4||0.4||24022|
|Rent not stated||5,873||3.3||3.3||24024|
|Total households renting||176,019||100.0||100.0||24025|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
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.