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Housing rental quartiles

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In the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA), the 'medium highest group' was the largest quartile, comprising 34% of renting households in 2016.

Rental payments in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) 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
National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Lowest group69,04417.615.361,61919.016.9+7,425
Medium lowest120,97130.910.988,80527.315.0+32,167
Medium highest134,33634.322.3116,75835.923.7+17,578
Highest group67,70317.351.457,95617.844.4+9,747

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 [theQBM] Weekly housing rental payments by Census year
Rental payment ranges
2016
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $233 $0 to $179 $0 to $127 $0 to $104
Medium lowest $234 to $339 $180 to $288 $128 to $195 $105 to $154
Medium highest $340 to $442 $289 to $381 $196 to $265 $155 to $210
Highest group $443 and over $382 and over $266 and over $211 and over

Housing rental quartiles for 2016
Housing rental quartiles for 2016 Highest group, Greater Sydney: 51.4% Medium highest, Greater Sydney: 22.3% Medium lowest, Greater Sydney: 10.9% Lowest group, Greater Sydney: 15.3% Highest group, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 17.3% Medium highest, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 34.3% Medium lowest, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 30.9% Lowest group, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 17.6%
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, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +9,747 Medium highest, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +17,578 Medium lowest, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +32,167 Lowest group, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +7,425
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 the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) compared to Greater Sydney 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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) increased by 66,918 between 2011 and 2016. The most significant change during this period was in the medium lowest quartile which showed an increase of 32,167 households.

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