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Shire of Murray

Housing rental payments

In Shire of Murray, 6.4% 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 Shire of Murray 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 Murray - Households (Enumerated)2011
Weekly rental amountNumber%Greater Perth %
Nil928.23.1
$1 - $74161.42.4
$75 - $99201.83.9
$100 - $124544.82.6
$125 - $149524.62.6
$150 - $174635.63.0
$175 - $199565.02.2
$200 - $22412210.94.4
$225 - $249504.42.9
$250 - $2741119.96.3
$275 - $299797.05.1
$300 - $32411210.011.3
$325 - $349514.56.3
$350 - $374998.810.7
$375 - $399151.35.4
$400 - $424272.47.0
$425 - $44960.52.5
$450 - $549252.28.2
$550 - $64980.72.9
$650 - $74900.01.3
$750 - $84930.30.8
$850 - $94900.00.4
$950+30.31.2
Rent not stated605.33.3
Total households renting1,124100.0100.0

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+, Shire of Murray: 0.3% $850 - $949, Shire of Murray: 0.0% $750 - $849, Shire of Murray: 0.3% $650 - $749, Shire of Murray: 0.0% $550 - $649, Shire of Murray: 0.7% $450 - $549, Shire of Murray: 2.2% $425 - $449, Shire of Murray: 0.5% $400 - $424, Shire of Murray: 2.4% $375 - $399, Shire of Murray: 1.3% $350 - $374, Shire of Murray: 8.8% $325 - $349, Shire of Murray: 4.5% $300 - $324, Shire of Murray: 10.0% $275 - $299, Shire of Murray: 7.0% $250 - $274, Shire of Murray: 9.9% $225 - $249, Shire of Murray: 4.4% $200 - $224, Shire of Murray: 10.9% $175 - $199, Shire of Murray: 5.0% $150 - $174, Shire of Murray: 5.6% $125 - $149, Shire of Murray: 4.6% $100 - $124, Shire of Murray: 4.8% $75 - $99, Shire of Murray: 1.8% $1 - $74, Shire of Murray: 1.4% Nil, Shire of Murray: 8.2%
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 Shire of Murray compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a smaller proportion of households paying high rental payments ($400 per week or more), and a larger proportion of households with low rental payments (less than $150 per week).

Overall, 6.4% of households were paying high rental payments, and 20.8% were paying low payments, compared with 24.3% and 14.7% respectively in Greater Perth.

The major differences between the housing rental payments of Shire of Murray and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of $200 - $224 (10.9% compared to 4.4%)
  • A larger percentage of Nil (8.2% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of $450 - $549 (2.2% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of $400 - $424 (2.4% compared to 7.0%)
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