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Housing loan quartiles

In Rockhampton, the 'medium lowest group' was the largest quartile, comprising of 32% of households with mortgages in 2011.

Mortgage repayments in Rockhampton 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
Rockhampton - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Loan repayment quartile groupNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2006 to 2011
Lowest group2,63930.727.82,97439.727.9-335
Medium lowest2,73531.926.22,34631.326.0+389
Medium highest2,02323.623.61,40818.823.5+616
Highest group1,18913.922.476210.222.6+428

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 Queensland Monthly housing loan repayments by Census year
Housing loan repayment ranges
2011
2006
2001
1996
Lowest group $0 to $1,205 $0 to $852 $0 to $616 $0 to $550
Medium lowest $1,206 to $1,861 $853 to $1,279 $617 to $863 $551 to $810
Medium highest $1,862 to $2,610 $1,280 to $1,840 $864 to $1,160 $811 to $1,095
Highest group $2,611 and over $1,841 and over $1,161 and over $1,096 and over

Housing loan quartiles, 2011
Housing loan quartiles, 2011 Highest group, Regional QLD: 22.4% Medium highest, Regional QLD: 23.6% Medium lowest, Regional QLD: 26.2% Lowest group, Regional QLD: 27.8% Highest group, Rockhampton: 13.9% Medium highest, Rockhampton: 23.6% Medium lowest, Rockhampton: 31.9% Lowest group, Rockhampton: 30.7%
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, Rockhampton: +428 Medium highest, Rockhampton: +616 Medium lowest, Rockhampton: +389 Lowest group, Rockhampton: -335
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 Rockhampton compared to Regional QLD 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 Rockhampton increased by 1,097 between 2006 and 2011. The most significant change in Rockhampton during this period was in the medium highest quartile which showed an increase of 616 households.

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