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South West Corner

Dwelling type

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In South West Corner, 88.6% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 86% in the City of Adelaide.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of South West Corner'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 South West Corner.

Derived from the Census:

'Dwelling Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
South West Corner - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Separate house
758.911.410213.311.6-28
map this data in atlas.idMedium density49258.541.048062.345.9+12
map this data in atlas.idHigh density25230.144.817222.441.1+80
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.01.100.0--0
Other
212.50.8141.91.2+7
Not stated
00.00.900.00.20

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

Dwelling type
South West Corner20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings73088.185.766486.786.9+66
Unoccupied private dwellings9511.513.29612.611.8-2
Non private dwellings30.41.150.71.3-2

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, South West Corner: 2.5% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, South West Corner: 0.0% High density, South West Corner: 30.1% Medium density, South West Corner: 58.5% Separate house, South West Corner: 8.9%
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, South West Corner: +7 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, South West Corner: 0 High density, South West Corner: +80 Medium density, South West Corner: +12 Separate house, South West Corner: -28
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 75 separate houses in the area, 492 medium density dwellings, and 252 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in South West Corner in 2016 shows that 8.9% of all dwellings were separate houses; 58.5% were medium density dwellings, and 30.1% 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 88.1% of the dwellings in South West Corner were occupied on Census night, compared to 85.7% in the City of Adelaide. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 11.5%, which is smaller compared to that found in the City of Adelaide (13.2%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in South West Corner increased by 63 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • High density (+80 dwellings)
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