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Housing rental payments

In the Far North District, 3.1% of renting households were paying more than $400 per week in rent in 2013.

Rental payments can be a better measure of the cost of housing in the Far North District than mortgage repayments because they are not contingent on length of occupancy or equity in the dwelling.

High rental payments may indicate desirable areas with mobile populations who prefer to rent, or a housing shortage, or gentrification. Low rental payments may indicate public housing (check Tenure Type), or areas where low income households move by necessity for a lower cost of living.

Rental payments are not directly comparable over time because of inflation. For comparison of rental payments over time, go to Housing Rental Quartiles.

Derived from the Census questions:

'Does this household pay rent to an owner (or to their agent for this dwelling?' and 'How much rent does this household pay to the owner (or agent) for this dwelling?'

Households renting their dwelling

Weekly housing rental payments
Far North District2013
Weekly rental amountNumber%Northland Region %
< $50931.71.3
$50 - $994478.38.6
$100 - $14966612.410.2
$150 - $19994817.714.5
$200 - $2491,17622.018.7
$250 - $29989416.719.5
$300 - $3494748.913.6
$350 - $3992314.35.7
$400 - $449991.82.2
$450 - $499180.30.7
$500+511.00.9
Not stated2584.84.2

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Weekly housing rental payments, 2013
Weekly housing rental payments, 2013 < $50, Northland Region: 1.3% $50 - $99, Northland Region: 8.6% $100 - $149, Northland Region: 10.2% $150 - $199, Northland Region: 14.5% $200 - $249, Northland Region: 18.7% $250 - $299, Northland Region: 19.5% $300 - $349, Northland Region: 13.6% $350 - $399, Northland Region: 5.7% $400 - $449, Northland Region: 2.2% $450 - $499, Northland Region: 0.7% $500+, Northland Region: 0.9% Not stated, Northland Region: 4.2% < $50, Far North District: 1.7% $50 - $99, Far North District: 8.3% $100 - $149, Far North District: 12.4% $150 - $199, Far North District: 17.7% $200 - $249, Far North District: 22.0% $250 - $299, Far North District: 16.7% $300 - $349, Far North District: 8.9% $350 - $399, Far North District: 4.3% $400 - $449, Far North District: 1.8% $450 - $499, Far North District: 0.3% $500+, Far North District: 1.0% Not stated, Far North District: 4.8%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the weekly housing rental payments of households in the Far North District compared to the Northland Region shows that there was a smaller proportion of households paying high rental payments ($400 per week or more), and a larger proportion of households with low rental payments (less than $150 per week).

Overall, 3.1% of households were paying high rental payments, and 22.5% were paying low payments, compared with 3.7% and 20.1% respectively in the Northland Region.

The major differences between the housing rental payments of the Far North District and the Northland Region were:

  • A larger percentage of $150 - $199 (17.7% compared to 14.5%)
  • A larger percentage of $200 - $249 (22.0% compared to 18.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of $300 - $349 (8.9% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of $250 - $299 (16.7% compared to 19.5%)
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