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Housing rental quartiles

In the Whanganui District, the 'lowest group' was the largest quartile, comprising 54.9% of renting households in 2013.

Rental payments in the Whanganui District 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:

'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

Housing rental quartiles
Whanganui District20132006Change
Quartile groupNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2006 to 2013
Lowest group2,55454.925.02,07349.825.0+481
Medium lowest1,72937.225.01,74341.925.0-14
Medium highest3046.525.02896.925.0+15
Highest group631.425.0561.325.0+7

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

Housing rental - Quartile group dollar ranges
Calculated from rental payment data for New Zealand Weekly housing rental payments by Census year
Rental payment ranges
2013
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $191 $0 to $135 $0 to $105
Medium lowest $192 to $288 $136 to $212 $106 to $165
Medium highest $288 to $379 $212 to $290 $165 to $229
Highest group $379 and over $290 and over $229 and over

Housing rental quartiles for 2013
Housing rental quartiles for 2013 Highest group, New Zealand: 25.0% Medium highest, New Zealand: 25.0% Medium lowest, New Zealand: 25.0% Lowest group, New Zealand: 25.0% Highest group, Whanganui District: 1.4% Medium highest, Whanganui District: 6.5% Medium lowest, Whanganui District: 37.2% Lowest group, Whanganui District: 54.9%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in housing rental quartiles, 2006 to 2013
Change in housing rental quartiles, 2006 to 2013 Highest group, Whanganui District: +7 Medium highest, Whanganui District: +15 Medium lowest, Whanganui District: -14 Lowest group, Whanganui District: +481
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented 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 Whanganui District compared to the New Zealand 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 Whanganui District increased by 489 between 2006 and 2013. The most significant change during this period was in the lowest quartile which showed an increase of 481 households.

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