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Housing rental quartiles

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In the WSROC Region, the 'medium highest group' was the largest quartile, comprising 37% of renting households in 2016.

Rental payments in the WSROC Region 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
WSROC Region - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Lowest group31,72520.616.629,11022.417.4+2,615
Medium lowest41,39726.818.533,77126.018.4+7,626
Medium highest56,76536.829.947,31336.428.8+9,452
Highest group24,38115.835.019,66115.135.4+4,720

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, Greater Sydney: 35.0% Medium highest, Greater Sydney: 29.9% Medium lowest, Greater Sydney: 18.5% Lowest group, Greater Sydney: 16.6% Highest group, WSROC Region: 15.8% Medium highest, WSROC Region: 36.8% Medium lowest, WSROC Region: 26.8% Lowest group, WSROC Region: 20.6%
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, WSROC Region: +4,720 Medium highest, WSROC Region: +9,452 Medium lowest, WSROC Region: +7,626 Lowest group, WSROC Region: +2,615
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 the WSROC Region compared to Greater Sydney 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 WSROC Region increased by 24,413 between 2011 and 2016. The most significant change during this period was in the medium highest quartile which showed an increase of 9,452 households.

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