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Shire of Murray

Housing rental quartiles

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In Shire of Murray, the 'medium lowest group' was the largest quartile, comprising 38% of renting households in 2016.

Rental payments in Shire of Murray 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
Shire of Murray - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Lowest group31825.817.728226.517.6+36
Medium lowest46838.023.844241.623.4+26
Medium highest32326.228.825423.929.1+69
Highest group12410.129.7847.929.8+40

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. 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
2016
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $228 $0 to $168 $0 to $112 $0 to $93
Medium lowest $229 to $348 $169 to $302 $113 to $170 $94 to $132
Medium highest $349 to $432 $303 to $378 $171 to $225 $133 to $177
Highest group $433 and over $379 and over $226 and over $178 and over

Housing rental quartiles for 2016
Housing rental quartiles for 2016 Highest group, Greater Perth: 29.7% Medium highest, Greater Perth: 28.8% Medium lowest, Greater Perth: 23.8% Lowest group, Greater Perth: 17.7% Highest group, Shire of Murray: 10.1% Medium highest, Shire of Murray: 26.2% Medium lowest, Shire of Murray: 38.0% Lowest group, Shire of Murray: 25.8%
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 rental quartiles, 2011 to 2016
Change in housing rental quartiles, 2011 to 2016 Highest group, Shire of Murray: +40 Medium highest, Shire of Murray: +69 Medium lowest, Shire of Murray: +26 Lowest group, Shire of Murray: +36
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

Rental payment quartiles allow us to compare relative rental liabilities across time. Analysis of the distribution of households by rental payment quartiles in Shire of Murray compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a smaller proportion of households in the highest payment quartile, and a larger proportion in the lowest payment quartile.

Emerging groups

The total number of households renting their dwelling in Shire of Murray increased by 171 between 2011 and 2016. The most significant change during this period was in the medium highest quartile which showed an increase of 69 households.

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