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In South West Overlay, 87.7% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 87% in the City of Adelaide.

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

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
South West Overlay20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Separate house
15010.911.628424.614.7-134
map this data in atlas.idMedium density76755.845.967658.552.6+91
map this data in atlas.idHigh density43931.941.118616.130.8+253
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.000.00.00
Other
191.41.290.81.9+10
Not stated
00.00.200.00.00

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

Dwelling type
South West Overlay20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings1,20887.286.91,06390.986.9+145
Unoccupied private dwellings16011.611.8968.211.7+64
Non private dwellings171.21.3110.91.4+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, South West Overlay: 1.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, South West Overlay: 0.0% High density, South West Overlay: 31.9% Medium density, South West Overlay: 55.8% Separate house, South West Overlay: 10.9%
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, South West Overlay: +10 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, South West Overlay: 0 High density, South West Overlay: +253 Medium density, South West Overlay: +91 Separate house, South West Overlay: -134
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 150 separate houses in the area, 767 medium density dwellings, and 439 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in South West Overlay in 2011 shows that 10.9% of all dwellings were separate houses; 55.8% were medium density dwellings, and 31.9% 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 87.2% of the dwellings in South West Overlay were occupied on Census night, compared to 86.9% in the City of Adelaide. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 11.6%, which is smaller compared to that found in the City of Adelaide (11.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in South West Overlay increased by 215 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • High density (+253 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-134 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+91 dwellings)