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Limestone Coast region

Housing rental quartiles

In the Limestone Coast region, the 'medium lowest group' was the largest quartile, comprising 44% of renting households in 2011.

Rental payments in the Limestone Coast region 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
Limestone Coast region - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2006 to 2011
Lowest group2,59239.938.42,15436.236.6+438
Medium lowest2,87244.339.52,19336.935.6+679
Medium highest76711.814.91,20420.218.6-437
Highest group2584.07.23956.79.1-137

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 South Australia Weekly housing rental payments by Census year
Rental payment ranges
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $132 $0 to $97 $0 to $73
Medium lowest $133 to $221 $98 to $153 $74 to $118
Medium highest $222 to $298 $154 to $207 $119 to $160
Highest group $299 and over $208 and over $161 and over

Housing rental quartiles for 2011
Housing rental quartiles for 2011 Highest group, Regional SA: 7.2% Medium highest, Regional SA: 14.9% Medium lowest, Regional SA: 39.5% Lowest group, Regional SA: 38.4% Highest group, Limestone Coast region: 4.0% Medium highest, Limestone Coast region: 11.8% Medium lowest, Limestone Coast region: 44.3% Lowest group, Limestone Coast region: 39.9%
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, Limestone Coast region: -137 Medium highest, Limestone Coast region: -437 Medium lowest, Limestone Coast region: +679 Lowest group, Limestone Coast region: +438
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 Limestone Coast region compared to Regional SA 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 Limestone Coast region increased by 543 between 2006 and 2011. The most significant change during this period was in the medium lowest quartile which showed an increase of 679 households.

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