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Percentage of households suffering mortgage stress



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This FACT indicates the percentage of households suffering mortgage stress in each Australian capital city, where 'mortgage stress' is considered a financial commitment of 30% or more of monthly income spent on mortgage repayments.

The city with the highest percentage of mortgage stress - and the city with the lowest affordable quality housing index - is Sydney, at 12 percent of households. The city with the lowest levels of mortgage stress is Canberra, which also has the highest weekly income, at 7.8 percent of households.

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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census data 2011

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