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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Housing loan quartiles

In the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, the 'medium highest group' was the largest quartile, comprising of 31% of households with mortgages in 2011.

Mortgage repayments in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Loan repayment quartile groupNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Lowest group51517.323.237319.523.0+142
Medium lowest69923.524.543322.724.6+266
Medium highest91830.925.849726.025.8+421
Highest group84128.326.560631.826.7+235

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 Western Australia Monthly housing loan repayments by Census year
Housing loan repayment ranges
2011
2006
2001
1996
Lowest group $0 to $1,221 $0 to $826 $0 to $605 $0 to $505
Medium lowest $1,222 to $1,969 $827 to $1,241 $606 to $855 $506 to $752
Medium highest $1,970 to $2,786 $1,242 to $1,791 $856 to $1,161 $753 to $1,019
Highest group $2,787 and over $1,792 and over $1,162 and over $1,020 and over

Housing loan quartiles, 2011
Housing loan quartiles, 2011 Highest group, Greater Perth: 26.5% Medium highest, Greater Perth: 25.8% Medium lowest, Greater Perth: 24.5% Lowest group, Greater Perth: 23.2% Highest group, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 28.3% Medium highest, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 30.9% Medium lowest, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 23.5% Lowest group, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 17.3%
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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +235 Medium highest, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +421 Medium lowest, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +266 Lowest group, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +142
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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a larger proportion of households in the highest repayment quartile, and a smaller proportion in the lowest repayment quartile.

Emerging groups

The total number of households with a mortgage in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale increased by 1,064 between 2006 and 2011. The most significant change in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale during this period was in the medium highest quartile which showed an increase of 421 households.

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