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Housing loan quartiles

In the RDA Northern Territory, the 'medium highest group' was the largest quartile, comprising of 25% of households with mortgages in 2011.

Mortgage repayments in the RDA Northern Territory are directly related to house prices, length of occupancy and the level of equity of home owners. When viewed with Household Income data it may also indicate the level of housing stress in the community.

The quartile method is the most objective method of comparing change in the mortgage payment profile of a community over time.

A detailed explanation of how Housing Loan Repayment 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 with a mortgage

Housing loan quartiles
RDA Northern Territory - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Loan repayment quartile groupNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2006 to 2011
Lowest group4,48825.022.74,22925.023.0+259
Medium lowest4,48825.023.74,23225.024.0+256
Medium highest4,48925.025.74,22425.025.9+265
Highest group4,48825.027.94,22125.027.1+268

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Housing loan - Quartile group dollar ranges
Calculated from loan repayment data for Northern Territory Monthly housing loan repayments by Census year
Housing loan repayment ranges
2011
2006
2001
1996
Lowest group $0 to $1,352 $0 to $951 $0 to $733 $0 to $593
Medium lowest $1,353 to $2,040 $952 to $1,322 $734 to $1,000 $594 to $870
Medium highest $2,041 to $2,890 $1,323 to $1,827 $1,001 to $1,312 $871 to $1,165
Highest group $2,891 and over $1,828 and over $1,313 and over $1,166 and over

Housing loan quartiles, 2011
Housing loan quartiles, 2011 Highest group, Greater Darwin: 27.9% Medium highest, Greater Darwin: 25.7% Medium lowest, Greater Darwin: 23.7% Lowest group, Greater Darwin: 22.7% Highest group, RDA Northern Territory: 25.0% Medium highest, RDA Northern Territory: 25.0% Medium lowest, RDA Northern Territory: 25.0% Lowest group, RDA Northern Territory: 25.0%
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 loan quartiles, 2006 to 2011
Change in housing loan quartiles, 2006 to 2011 Highest group, RDA Northern Territory: +268 Medium highest, RDA Northern Territory: +265 Medium lowest, RDA Northern Territory: +256 Lowest group, RDA Northern Territory: +259
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

Housing loan repayment quartiles allow us to compare relative repayment liabilities across time. Analysis of the distribution of households by housing loan repayment quartiles in the RDA Northern Territory compared to Greater Darwin shows that there was a smaller proportion of households in the highest repayment quartile, and a larger proportion in the lowest repayment quartile.

Emerging groups

The total number of households with a mortgage in the RDA Northern Territory increased by 1,048 between 2006 and 2011. The most significant change in the RDA Northern Territory during this period was in the highest quartile which showed an increase of 268 households.

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