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In Ashburton District Council, the 'Medium lowest' was the largest quartile, comprising 39.7% of renting households in 2018.
Rental payments in Ashburton District Council 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.
'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?'
|Housing rental quartiles|
|Ashburton District Council||2018||2013||Change|
|Quartile group||Number||%||New Zealand %||Number||%||New Zealand %||2013 to 2018|
|Housing rental - Quartile group dollar ranges|
|Calculated from rental payment data for New Zealand||Weekly housing rental payments by Census year|
|Rental payment ranges||2018||2013||2006|
|Lowest group||$0 to $217||$0 to $192||$0 to $136|
|Medium lowest||$218 to $346||$193 to $288||$137 to $212|
|Medium highest||$347 to $473||$289 to $379||$213 to $290|
|Highest group||$474 and over||$380 and over||$291 and over|
Rental payment quartiles allow us to compare relative rental liabilities across time. Analysis of the distribution of households by rental payment quartiles in Ashburton District Council compared to 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.
The total number of households renting their dwelling in Ashburton District Council increased by 705 between 2013 and 2018. The most significant change during this period was in the Medium lowest quartile which showed an increase of 439 households.
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