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In CAD West, 98.4% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 87% in the City of Adelaide.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of CAD West's residential role and function. A greater concentration of higher density dwellings is likely to attract more young adults and smaller households, often renting. Larger, detached or separate dwellings are more likely to attract families and prospective families. The residential built form often reflects market opportunities or planning policy, such as building denser forms of housing around public transport nodes or employment centres.

Dwelling Type statistics should be viewed in conjunction with Household Size, Household Types, Housing Tenure and Age Structure for a more complete picture of the housing market in CAD West.

Derived from the Census:

'Dwelling Type is derived from an assessment by the Census Collector who observes and records the type of dwelling structure.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
CAD West20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Separate house
120.811.6233.414.7-11
map this data in atlas.idMedium density29619.745.99814.552.6+198
map this data in atlas.idHigh density1,18478.741.149573.330.8+689
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.000.00.00
Other
120.81.2568.31.9-44
Not stated
00.00.230.40.0-3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
CAD West20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings1,33286.686.961785.886.9+715
Unoccupied private dwellings17111.111.8608.311.7+111
Non private dwellings362.31.3425.81.4-6

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling structure, 2011
Dwelling structure, 2011 Other, City of Adelaide: 1.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Adelaide: 0.0% High density, City of Adelaide: 41.1% Medium density, City of Adelaide: 45.9% Separate house, City of Adelaide: 11.6% Other, CAD West: 0.8% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, CAD West: 0.0% High density, CAD West: 78.7% Medium density, CAD West: 19.7% Separate house, CAD West: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011 Other, CAD West: -44 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, CAD West: 0 High density, CAD West: +689 Medium density, CAD West: +198 Separate house, CAD West: -11
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2011, there were 12 separate houses in the area, 296 medium density dwellings, and 1,184 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in CAD West in 2011 shows that 0.8% of all dwellings were separate houses; 19.7% were medium density dwellings, and 78.7% were in high density dwellings, compared with 11.6%, 45.9%, and 41.1% in the the City of Adelaide respectively.

In 2011, a total of 86.6% of the dwellings in CAD West were occupied on Census night, compared to 86.9% in the City of Adelaide. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 11.1%, which is smaller compared to that found in the City of Adelaide (11.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in CAD West increased by 820 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in CAD West between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • High density (+689 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+198 dwellings)