Median weekly rental payments
- In 2011, the median household rent for South Australia was $220 per week, compared with $285 for Australia.
- The Local Government Area (LGA) with the highest median rent payment was the inner city LGA of Adelaide, recording a cost of $320 per week.
- As the following map shows the LGAs with the highest weekly median rental payments were in the Greater Adelaide region and surrounds.
MEDIAN WEEKLY RENTAL PAYMENT(a), by Local Government Area, South Australia, 2011
(a) Applicable to occupied private dwellings which were being rented (or occupied rent-free) by a member of the household. Excludes 'Visitor only' and 'Other non-classifiable' households.
Changes in median weekly rental payments
- In South Australia, the LGAs with the fastest growth in median weekly rental payments between 2006 and 2011 were Peterborough (in the mid-north of the state) and Southern Mallee (in the south), both with an increase of 66.7%.
- While the fastest growth in rent payments were in LGAs in the rest of South Australia, these areas had lower overall rent payments compared to Greater Adelaide.
- The LGA with the fastest growth in rent costs in Greater Adelaide was West Torrens, which rose from $160 per week in 2006 to $247 in 2011, a rise of 54.4%. This LGA is located west of the inner city area of Adelaide.
FASTEST GROWTH IN MEDIAN WEEKLY RENTAL PAYMENTS(a), by Local Government Area(b), South Australia, 2006 and 2011
|Local Government Area|
Median Rental Payment
|Port Adelaide Enfield|
|Rest of South Australia|
|Lower Eyre Peninsula|
|(a) Applicable to occupied private dwellings which were being rented (or occupied rent-free) by a member of the household. Excludes 'Visitor only' and 'Other non-classifiable' households.|
|(b) LGAs with a total occupied private dwelling count under 500 dwellings in 2011 are excluded from this table.|
|Source: ABS Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011|