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National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)

Housing rental quartiles

In the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA), the 'medium highest group' was the largest quartile, comprising 36% of renting households in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Lowest group47,28419.816.943,91121.216.0+3,373
Medium lowest67,27128.115.064,76331.314.8+2,508
Medium highest86,72436.323.770,60434.225.5+16,120
Highest group37,89615.844.427,39513.343.7+10,501

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

Housing rental quartiles for 2011
Housing rental quartiles for 2011 Highest group, Greater Sydney: 44.4% Medium highest, Greater Sydney: 23.7% Medium lowest, Greater Sydney: 15.0% Lowest group, Greater Sydney: 16.9% Highest group, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 15.8% Medium highest, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 36.3% Medium lowest, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 28.1% Lowest group, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 19.8%
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, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +10,501 Medium highest, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +16,120 Medium lowest, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +2,508 Lowest group, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +3,373
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 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 32,502 between 2006 and 2011. The most significant change during this period was in the medium highest quartile which showed an increase of 16,120 households.

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