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In City South, 95.3% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 86% 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 Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
City South - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Separate house
683.511.4644.711.6+4
map this data in atlas.idMedium density74238.241.071452.745.9+28
map this data in atlas.idHigh density1,10757.044.856041.341.1+547
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
30.21.100.0--+4
Other
90.50.8141.11.2-6
Not stated
100.50.930.20.2+7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
City South20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings1,60081.585.71,22388.186.9+377
Unoccupied private dwellings33817.213.21319.511.8+207
Non private dwellings251.31.1342.51.3-9

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling structure, 2016
Dwelling structure, 2016 Other, City of Adelaide: 0.8% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Adelaide: 1.1% High density, City of Adelaide: 44.8% Medium density, City of Adelaide: 41.0% Separate house, City of Adelaide: 11.4% Other, City South: 0.5% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City South: 0.2% High density, City South: 57.0% Medium density, City South: 38.2% Separate house, City South: 3.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016 Other, City South: -6 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City South: +4 High density, City South: +547 Medium density, City South: +28 Separate house, City South: +4
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 68 separate houses in the area, 742 medium density dwellings, and 1,107 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in City South in 2016 shows that 3.5% of all dwellings were separate houses; 38.2% were medium density dwellings, and 57.0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 11.4%, 41.0%, and 44.8% in the the City of Adelaide respectively.

In 2016, a total of 81.5% of the dwellings in City South were occupied on Census night, compared to 85.7% in the City of Adelaide. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 17.2%, which is larger compared to that found in the City of Adelaide (13.2%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in City South increased by 575 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in City South between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • High density (+547 dwellings)
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