Housing rental quartiles
In Northmead, the 'medium highest group' is the largest quartile, comprising 40% of renting households.
Rental payments in Northmead 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|
|Quartile group||Number||%||City of Parramatta||Number||%||City of Parramatta||2006 to 2011|
|Total households renting||878||100.0||100.0||457||100.0||100.0||+421|
|Housing rental - quartile group dollar ranges|
|Calculated from rental payment data for New South Wales||Weekly housing rental payments by Census year|
|Rental payment ranges||2011||2006||2001|
|Lowest group||$0 to $186||$0 to $140||$0 to $114|
|Medium lowest||$187 to $306||$141 to $214||$115 to $179|
|Medium highest||$307 to $418||$215 to $301||$180 to $259|
|Highest group||$419 and over||$302 and over||$260 and over|
Rental payment quartiles allow us to compare relative rental liabilities across time. Analysis of the distribution of households by rental payment quartiles in Northmead compared to the City of Parramatta shows that there was a larger proportion of households in the highest payment quartile, and a similar proportion in the lowest payment quartile.
The total number of households renting their dwelling in Northmead increased by 421 between 2006 and 2011. The most significant change during this period was in the medium highest quartile which showed an increase of 163 households.