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Housing rental quartiles

In the City of West Torrens, the 'highest group' was the largest quartile, comprising 31% of renting households in 2011.

Rental payments in the City of West Torrens 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
City of West Torrens - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Lowest group1,49118.721.01,38818.821.6+103
Medium lowest1,83323.020.71,84625.021.7-13
Medium highest2,16427.128.01,95226.526.9+213
Highest group2,48731.230.32,18729.729.8+300

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 South Australia Weekly housing rental payments by Census year
Rental payment ranges
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $132 $0 to $97 $0 to $73
Medium lowest $133 to $221 $98 to $153 $74 to $118
Medium highest $222 to $298 $154 to $207 $119 to $160
Highest group $299 and over $208 and over $161 and over

Housing rental quartiles for 2011
Housing rental quartiles for 2011 Highest group, Greater Adelaide: 30.3% Medium highest, Greater Adelaide: 28.0% Medium lowest, Greater Adelaide: 20.7% Lowest group, Greater Adelaide: 21.0% Highest group, City of West Torrens: 31.2% Medium highest, City of West Torrens: 27.1% Medium lowest, City of West Torrens: 23.0% Lowest group, City of West Torrens: 18.7%
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 rental quartiles, 2006 to 2011
Change in housing rental quartiles, 2006 to 2011 Highest group, City of West Torrens: +300 Medium highest, City of West Torrens: +213 Medium lowest, City of West Torrens: -13 Lowest group, City of West Torrens: +103
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 City of West Torrens compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a larger proportion of households in the highest payment quartile, and a smaller proportion in the lowest payment quartile.

Emerging groups

The total number of households renting their dwelling in City of West Torrens increased by 603 between 2006 and 2011. The most significant change during this period was in the highest quartile which showed an increase of 300 households.

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