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Housing rental quartiles

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In Rockhampton, the 'medium lowest group' was the largest quartile, comprising 40% of renting households in 2016.

Rental payments in Rockhampton 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
Rockhampton - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2011 to 2016
Lowest group3,56937.832.03,08435.230.6+486
Medium lowest3,76039.827.13,45839.427.5+303
Medium highest1,65217.521.11,63718.720.8+14
Highest group4725.019.85926.821.1-120

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Housing rental - Quartile group dollar ranges
Calculated from rental payment data for Queensland Weekly housing rental payments by Census year
Rental payment ranges
2016
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $245 $0 to $203 $0 to $141 $0 to $109
Medium lowest $246 to $335 $204 to $304 $142 to $207 $110 to $152
Medium highest $336 to $417 $305 to $378 $208 to $271 $153 to $192
Highest group $418 and over $379 and over $272 and over $193 and over

Housing rental quartiles for 2016
Housing rental quartiles for 2016 Highest group, Regional QLD: 19.8% Medium highest, Regional QLD: 21.1% Medium lowest, Regional QLD: 27.1% Lowest group, Regional QLD: 32.0% Highest group, Rockhampton: 5.0% Medium highest, Rockhampton: 17.5% Medium lowest, Rockhampton: 39.8% Lowest group, Rockhampton: 37.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in housing rental quartiles, 2011 to 2016
Change in housing rental quartiles, 2011 to 2016 Highest group, Rockhampton: -120 Medium highest, Rockhampton: +14 Medium lowest, Rockhampton: +303 Lowest group, Rockhampton: +486
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Rockhampton compared to Regional QLD 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 Rockhampton increased by 684 between 2011 and 2016. The most significant change during this period was in the lowest quartile which showed an increase of 486 households.

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