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Housing rental payments

In the Porirua City, 11.5% 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 Porirua 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
Porirua City2013
Weekly rental amountNumber%Wellington Region %
< $50511.00.7
$50 - $9984015.76.7
$100 - $14953410.06.0
$150 - $1993727.07.3
$200 - $24956410.511.3
$250 - $29977714.513.8
$300 - $34974413.913.6
$350 - $3994718.811.5
$400 - $4492013.87.4
$450 - $4991593.05.6
$500+2554.812.7
Not stated3817.13.5

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, Wellington Region: 0.7% $50 - $99, Wellington Region: 6.7% $100 - $149, Wellington Region: 6.0% $150 - $199, Wellington Region: 7.3% $200 - $249, Wellington Region: 11.3% $250 - $299, Wellington Region: 13.8% $300 - $349, Wellington Region: 13.6% $350 - $399, Wellington Region: 11.5% $400 - $449, Wellington Region: 7.4% $450 - $499, Wellington Region: 5.6% $500+, Wellington Region: 12.7% Not stated, Wellington Region: 3.5% < $50, Porirua City: 1.0% $50 - $99, Porirua City: 15.7% $100 - $149, Porirua City: 10.0% $150 - $199, Porirua City: 7.0% $200 - $249, Porirua City: 10.5% $250 - $299, Porirua City: 14.5% $300 - $349, Porirua City: 13.9% $350 - $399, Porirua City: 8.8% $400 - $449, Porirua City: 3.8% $450 - $499, Porirua City: 3.0% $500+, Porirua City: 4.8% Not stated, Porirua City: 7.1%
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 Porirua City compared to the Wellington 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, 11.5% of households were paying high rental payments, and 26.6% were paying low payments, compared with 25.7% and 13.3% respectively in the Wellington Region.

The major differences between the housing rental payments of the Porirua City and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of $50 - $99 (15.7% compared to 6.7%)
  • A larger percentage of $100 - $149 (10.0% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of $500+ (4.8% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of $400 - $449 (3.8% compared to 7.4%)
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