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Lower North Adelaide

Dwelling type

In Lower North Adelaide, 73.2% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 87% in the City of Adelaide.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Lower North Adelaide'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 Lower North Adelaide.

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
Lower North Adelaide20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Separate house
28626.311.627326.214.7+13
map this data in atlas.idMedium density64859.645.967464.652.6-26
map this data in atlas.idHigh density14813.641.1878.430.8+61
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.000.00.00
Other
30.31.260.51.9-3
Not stated
30.30.240.40.0-1

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

Dwelling type
Lower North Adelaide20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings93185.086.987883.686.9+53
Unoccupied private dwellings14713.411.816315.511.7-16
Non private dwellings171.61.3100.91.4+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, Lower North Adelaide: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Lower North Adelaide: 0.0% High density, Lower North Adelaide: 13.6% Medium density, Lower North Adelaide: 59.6% Separate house, Lower North Adelaide: 26.3%
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, Lower North Adelaide: -3 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Lower North Adelaide: 0 High density, Lower North Adelaide: +61 Medium density, Lower North Adelaide: -26 Separate house, Lower North Adelaide: +13
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 286 separate houses in the area, 648 medium density dwellings, and 148 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Lower North Adelaide in 2011 shows that 26.3% of all dwellings were separate houses; 59.6% were medium density dwellings, and 13.6% 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 85.0% of the dwellings in Lower North Adelaide were occupied on Census night, compared to 86.9% in the City of Adelaide. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 13.4%, which is larger compared to that found in the City of Adelaide (11.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Lower North Adelaide increased by 45 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in Lower North Adelaide between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • High density (+61 dwellings)