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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?'

New Zealand
Housing rental quartiles

Rental payments are not comparable over time because of the influences of economic change such as inflation. The rental payment quartile method has been adopted as the most objective method of comparing change in the cost of rental housing of a community over time. Because the quartile method derives 4 equal groups from income ranges collected by Stats New Zealand, the exact 25%, 50% and 75% cutoffs rarely fall exactly on the end of a collection range. Where they cross a range, the approximate point in the range where the cutoff would fall is estimated automatically. An inherent assumption with this method is that the income $ values within the range are uniformly distributed through the range. While this is unlikely to be the case, in the absence of other information, it is the only reasonable assumption, and when calculated for large populations (e.g. The whole of New Zealand), is a close enough approximation of reality to provide meaningful results. Quartile ranges are calculated from New Zealand total population housing rental statistics.

The data in these tables is the number of individuals whose household rental lies in the range given. Household data excludes people temporarily absent from their usual residence on census night.

Weekly household rental payment quartiles
New Zealand - Rohe20132006Change
Quartile groupNumber of Māori within New Zealand% of Māori within New ZealandNew Zealand Māori population %Number of Māori within New Zealand% of Māori within New ZealandNew Zealand Māori population %2006 to 2013
Lowest group80,20027.127.156,13029.729.7+24,071
Medium lowest81,91627.627.651,01927.027.0+30,897
Medium highest77,22126.126.145,71424.224.2+31,507
Highest group56,97619.219.236,32619.219.2+20,650

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013.

Quartile dollar ranges (Households)
Calculated from income data for New Zealand total populationWeekly housing rental payments by Census year
Household rental payment quartile ranges20132006
Lowest group$0 to $192$0 to $53
Medium lowest$193 to $288$54 to $109
Medium highest$289 to $379$110 to $183
Highest group$380 and over$184 and over

Weekly household rental payment quartiles, 2013
Weekly household rental payment quartiles, 2013 Highest group, New Zealand Māori population: 19.2% Medium highest, New Zealand Māori population: 26.1% Medium lowest, New Zealand Māori population: 27.6% Lowest group, New Zealand Māori population: 27.1% Highest group, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 19.2% Medium highest, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 26.1% Medium lowest, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 27.6% Lowest group, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 27.1%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013.
Change in weekly household rental payment quartiles, 2006 to 2013
Change in weekly household rental payment quartiles, 2006 to 2013 Highest group, Rohe - New Zealand: +20,650 Medium highest, Rohe - New Zealand: +31,507 Medium lowest, Rohe - New Zealand: +30,897 Lowest group, Rohe - New Zealand: +24,071
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013.

Dominant groups

There were no major differences in the household rental payment quartiles of the Māori population in New Zealand Rohe and the New Zealand Māori population in 2013.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household rental payment quartiles of the Māori population in New Zealand Rohe between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Medium highest (+31,507 people)
  • Medium lowest (+30,897 people)
  • Lowest group (+24,071 people)
  • Highest group (+20,650 people)