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South West Overlay

Dwelling type

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In South West Overlay, 91.9% 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 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 Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
South West Overlay - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Separate house
1256.311.415010.911.6-25
map this data in atlas.idMedium density79940.141.076755.845.9+32
map this data in atlas.idHigh density1,03351.844.843831.941.1+594
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
30.21.100.0--+4
Other
271.40.8181.41.2+8
Not stated
50.30.900.00.2+5

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 Overlay20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings1,65183.085.71,20787.286.9+443
Unoccupied private dwellings32416.313.216011.611.8+164
Non private dwellings120.61.1171.21.3-4

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 Overlay: 1.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, South West Overlay: 0.2% High density, South West Overlay: 51.8% Medium density, South West Overlay: 40.1% Separate house, South West Overlay: 6.3%
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 Overlay: +8 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, South West Overlay: +4 High density, South West Overlay: +594 Medium density, South West Overlay: +32 Separate house, South West Overlay: -25
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 125 separate houses in the area, 799 medium density dwellings, and 1,033 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in South West Overlay in 2016 shows that 6.3% of all dwellings were separate houses; 40.1% were medium density dwellings, and 51.8% 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 83.0% of the dwellings in South West Overlay were occupied on Census night, compared to 85.7% in the City of Adelaide. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 16.3%, which is larger compared to that found in the City of Adelaide (13.2%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in South West Overlay increased by 603 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • High density (+594 dwellings)
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