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Percentage of households where mortgage repayments are greater than 30% of household income



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This FACT indicates the percentage of households whose mortgage repayments are greater than 30 percent of household income (a phenomenon otherwise referred to as mortgage stress). The average percentage of Australian households spending more than 30 percent of household income on mortgage repayments is 7.2 percent. According to the 2016 ABS Census, the city with the highest percentage is Perth at 9.3 percent. The cities with the lowest are Hobart and Canberra at 5.3 percent.

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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016

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