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Housing rental quartiles

In Pataua, the 'Medium lowest' was the largest quartile, comprising 35.0% of renting households in 2018.

Rental payments in Pataua 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?'

Housing rental quartiles
Quartile groupNumber%Whangarei District Council %Number%Whangarei District Council %2013 to 2018
Lowest group1220.026.6917.627.2+3
Medium lowest2135.038.31223.535.4+9
Medium highest1830.028.22447.129.3-6
Highest group915.06.9611.88.1+3
Total Persons60100.0100.051100.0100.0+9
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
Housing rental - Quartile group dollar ranges
Calculated from rental payment data for New ZealandWeekly housing rental payments by Census year
Rental payment ranges201820132006
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

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 Pataua compared to Whangarei District Council shows that there was a larger proportion of households in the highest payment quartile, and a smaller proportion in the lowest payment quartile.

Emerging groups

The total number of households renting their dwelling in Pataua increased by 9 between 2013 and 2018. The most significant change during this period was in the Medium lowest quartile which showed an increase of 9 households.

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