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In City South, 93.9% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 87% in the City of Adelaide.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of City South'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 City South.

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
City South20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Separate house
644.711.613311.314.7-69
map this data in atlas.idMedium density71452.745.984071.452.6-126
map this data in atlas.idHigh density56041.341.119916.930.8+361
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.000.00.00
Other
151.11.240.31.9+11
Not stated
30.20.200.00.0+3

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

Dwelling type
City South20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings1,22488.186.91,08389.886.9+141
Unoccupied private dwellings1329.511.8968.011.7+36
Non private dwellings342.51.3272.21.4+7

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, City South: 1.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City South: 0.0% High density, City South: 41.3% Medium density, City South: 52.7% Separate house, City South: 4.7%
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, City South: +11 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City South: 0 High density, City South: +361 Medium density, City South: -126 Separate house, City South: -69
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 64 separate houses in the area, 714 medium density dwellings, and 560 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in City South in 2011 shows that 4.7% of all dwellings were separate houses; 52.7% were medium density dwellings, and 41.3% 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 88.1% of the dwellings in City South were occupied on Census night, compared to 86.9% in the City of Adelaide. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 9.5%, which is smaller compared to that found in the City of Adelaide (11.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in City South increased by 184 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in City South between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • High density (+361 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-126 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-69 dwellings)