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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 is Perth, at 9.3 percent of households. The two cities with the lowest levels of mortgage stress are Canberra and Hobart (where Canberra also has one of the highest weekly incomes) at 5.3 percent of households.

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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census data 2016

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