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Housing rental quartiles

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

Rental payments in the RDA Northern Territory 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
RDA Northern Territory - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2006 to 2011
Lowest group7,34025.08.56,58725.07.7+754
Medium lowest7,34025.019.96,57825.021.9+762
Medium highest7,34125.033.56,58425.033.6+757
Highest group7,34125.038.26,58125.036.8+759

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 Northern Territory Weekly housing rental payments by Census year
Rental payment ranges
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $61 $0 to $47 $0 to $56
Medium lowest $62 to $223 $48 to $143 $57 to $128
Medium highest $224 to $417 $144 to $239 $129 to $197
Highest group $418 and over $240 and over $198 and over

Housing rental quartiles for 2011
Housing rental quartiles for 2011 Highest group, Greater Darwin: 38.2% Medium highest, Greater Darwin: 33.5% Medium lowest, Greater Darwin: 19.9% Lowest group, Greater Darwin: 8.5% 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 rental quartiles, 2006 to 2011
Change in housing rental quartiles, 2006 to 2011 Highest group, RDA Northern Territory: +759 Medium highest, RDA Northern Territory: +757 Medium lowest, RDA Northern Territory: +762 Lowest group, RDA Northern Territory: +754
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 RDA Northern Territory compared to Greater Darwin 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 RDA Northern Territory increased by 3,032 between 2006 and 2011. The most significant change during this period was in the medium lowest quartile which showed an increase of 762 households.

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