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Western Rural

Housing rental quartiles

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In Western Rural, the 'lowest group' was the largest quartile, comprising 65% of renting households in 2016.

Rental payments in Western Rural 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
Western Rural - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Tamworth Regional Council %Number%Tamworth Regional Council %2011 to 2016
Lowest group7864.643.410151.040.1-23
Medium lowest3428.445.47236.345.0-38
Medium highest76.39.72010.213.1-13
Highest group00.01.552.61.8-4

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 New South Wales Weekly housing rental payments by Census year
Rental payment ranges
2016
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $251 $0 to $186 $0 to $140 $0 to $114
Medium lowest $252 to $384 $187 to $306 $141 to $214 $115 to $179
Medium highest $385 to $524 $307 to $418 $215 to $301 $180 to $259
Highest group $525 and over $419 and over $302 and over $260 and over

Housing rental quartiles for 2016
Housing rental quartiles for 2016 Highest group, Tamworth Regional Council: 1.5% Medium highest, Tamworth Regional Council: 9.7% Medium lowest, Tamworth Regional Council: 45.4% Lowest group, Tamworth Regional Council: 43.4% Highest group, Western Rural: 0.0% Medium highest, Western Rural: 6.3% Medium lowest, Western Rural: 28.4% Lowest group, Western Rural: 64.6%
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, Western Rural: -4 Medium highest, Western Rural: -13 Medium lowest, Western Rural: -38 Lowest group, Western Rural: -23
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 Western Rural compared to Tamworth Regional Council 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 Western Rural decreased by 77 between 2011 and 2016. The most significant change during this period was in the medium lowest quartile which showed a slight decrease of -38 households.

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