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Housing rental payments

In the Napier City, 5.7% 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 Napier City 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
Napier City2013
Weekly rental amountNumber%New Zealand %
< $50540.80.9
$50 - $9988813.27.4
$100 - $1494296.47.9
$150 - $1995858.79.1
$200 - $24993013.811.7
$250 - $2991,29319.214.3
$300 - $3491,36520.314.1
$350 - $3995077.511.2
$400 - $4491922.96.7
$450 - $4991021.54.5
$500+901.38.5
Not stated2914.33.7

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, New Zealand: 0.9% $50 - $99, New Zealand: 7.4% $100 - $149, New Zealand: 7.9% $150 - $199, New Zealand: 9.1% $200 - $249, New Zealand: 11.7% $250 - $299, New Zealand: 14.3% $300 - $349, New Zealand: 14.1% $350 - $399, New Zealand: 11.2% $400 - $449, New Zealand: 6.7% $450 - $499, New Zealand: 4.5% $500+, New Zealand: 8.5% Not stated, New Zealand: 3.7% < $50, Napier City: 0.8% $50 - $99, Napier City: 13.2% $100 - $149, Napier City: 6.4% $150 - $199, Napier City: 8.7% $200 - $249, Napier City: 13.8% $250 - $299, Napier City: 19.2% $300 - $349, Napier City: 20.3% $350 - $399, Napier City: 7.5% $400 - $449, Napier City: 2.9% $450 - $499, Napier City: 1.5% $500+, Napier City: 1.3% Not stated, Napier City: 4.3%
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 Napier City compared to the New Zealand 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, 5.7% of households were paying high rental payments, and 20.4% were paying low payments, compared with 19.6% and 16.2% respectively in the New Zealand.

The major differences between the housing rental payments of the Napier City and the New Zealand were:

  • A larger percentage of $300 - $349 (20.3% compared to 14.1%)
  • A larger percentage of $50 - $99 (13.2% compared to 7.4%)
  • A larger percentage of $250 - $299 (19.2% compared to 14.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of $500+ (1.3% compared to 8.5%)
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