Median weekly rental payments
- In 2011, the median household rent in Victoria was $277 per week, compared with $285 for Australia.
- The Local Government Areas (LGA) with the highest median weekly rent in Victoria were the inner city LGA of Melbourne, reporting a cost of $400 per week, followed by Bayside with a cost of $390 per week.
- As the following map shows, the highest median weekly rents were located in the Greater Melbourne region and surrounding areas.
MEDIAN WEEKLY RENTAL PAYMENT(a), by Local Government Area, Victoria, 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 Victoria, the LGA with the fastest growth in median weekly rental payments between 2006 and 2011 was West Wimmera, located in the far west of the state, along the Victorian/South Australian border. However, this area had a considerably lower rental payment compared with LGAs in the Greater Melbourne region.
- Maribyrnong recorded the fastest growth in the capital city region of Greater Melbourne, with rental costs increasing by 64.7%, from $170 in 2006 to $280 in 2011. This LGA is situated four kilometres west of the Melbourne CBD.
FASTEST GROWTH IN MEDIAN WEEKLY RENTAL PAYMENTS(a), by Local Government Area(b), Victoria, 2006 and 2011
|Local Government Area|
Median Rental Payment
|Rest of Victoria|
|(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|