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Ashburton District CouncilCommunity profile

Ashburton District Council

Housing rental payments

In Ashburton District Council, 0.7% of renting households were paying more than $500 per week in rent in 2018.

Rental payments can be a better measure of the cost of housing in Ashburton District Council 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?'

Note: This page includes data from the 2018 Census. Between 2013 and 2018, the geographical classification was changed, and with it many boundaries were altered. As a result, you may see different small area options when comparing to pages that do not yet show 2018 data. Learn more.

Weekly housing rental payments
Ashburton District Council2018
Weekly rental amountNumber%New Zealand %
< $50782.10.6
$50 - $741293.53.1
$75 - $992316.32.8
$100 - $12437210.15.9
$125 - $1491233.32.9
$150 - $1742677.33.9
$175 - $199722.02.7
$200 - $24940811.18.0
$250 - $29956715.49.5
$300 - $34968118.510.5
$350 - $39953114.411.2
$400 - $4491293.59.1
$450 - $499330.98.3
$500 - $54960.25.9
$550 - $59930.14.4
$600 +150.410.1
Not stated330.91.1
Total households renting3,678100.0100.0
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2018. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: Moderate
Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the weekly housing rental payments of households in Ashburton District Council compared to New Zealand shows that there was a smaller proportion of households paying high rental payments ($600 per week or more), and a larger proportion of households with low rental payments (less than $100 per week).

Overall, 0.7% of households were paying high rental payments, and 11.9% were paying low payments, compared with 20.3% and 6.4% respectively in New Zealand.

The major differences between the housing rental payments of Ashburton District Council and New Zealand were:

  • A larger percentage of $300 - $349 (18.5% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of $250 - $299 (15.4% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of $600 + (0.4% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of $450 - $499 (0.9% compared to 8.3%)

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