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Perth Metropolitan Area

Housing rental quartiles

In the Perth Metropolitan Area, the 'highest group' was the largest quartile, comprising 30% of renting households in 2011.

Rental payments in the Perth Metropolitan Area are indicative of its residential role and function and are directly related to the value of residential property. When viewed with Household Income data they may also indicate the level of 'housing stress' in the community.

The quartile method is the most objective method of comparing change in the rental costs of a community over time.

A detailed explanation of how Housing Rental Payment 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 renting their dwelling

Housing rental quartiles
Perth Metropolitan Area - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Lowest group30,00117.617.626,11118.618.6+3,890
Medium lowest39,85823.423.435,08325.025.0+4,776
Medium highest49,43329.129.139,47028.128.1+9,963
Highest group50,85229.929.839,57028.228.2+11,282

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Housing rental - Quartile group dollar ranges
Calculated from rental payment data for Western Australia Weekly housing rental payments by Census year
Rental payment ranges
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $168 $0 to $112 $0 to $93
Medium lowest $169 to $302 $113 to $170 $94 to $132
Medium highest $303 to $378 $171 to $225 $133 to $177
Highest group $379 and over $226 and over $178 and over

Housing rental quartiles for 2011
Housing rental quartiles for 2011 Highest group, Greater Perth: 29.8% Medium highest, Greater Perth: 29.1% Medium lowest, Greater Perth: 23.4% Lowest group, Greater Perth: 17.6% Highest group, Perth Metropolitan Area: 29.9% Medium highest, Perth Metropolitan Area: 29.1% Medium lowest, Perth Metropolitan Area: 23.4% Lowest group, Perth Metropolitan Area: 17.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in housing rental quartiles, 2006 to 2011
Change in housing rental quartiles, 2006 to 2011 Highest group, Perth Metropolitan Area: +11,282 Medium highest, Perth Metropolitan Area: +9,963 Medium lowest, Perth Metropolitan Area: +4,776 Lowest group, Perth Metropolitan Area: +3,890
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Rental payment quartiles allow us to compare relative rental liabilities across time. Analysis of the distribution of households by rental payment quartiles in the Perth Metropolitan Area compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a similar proportion of households in the highest payment quartile, as well as a similar proportion in the lowest payment quartile.

Emerging groups

The total number of households renting their dwelling in Perth Metropolitan Area increased by 29,911 between 2006 and 2011. The most significant change during this period was in the highest quartile which showed an increase of 11,282 households.

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