Shire of AshburtonCommunity profile
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In the Shire of Ashburton, 10.7% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 10% in Regional WA.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the Shire of Ashburton'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 the Shire of Ashburton.

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
Shire of Ashburton - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Separate house2,24667.282.32,36077.982.2-114
Medium density35610.79.91846.110.2+172
High density00.00.300.00.40
Caravans, cabin, houseboat62118.65.843614.46.0+185
Other541.61.2511.71.2+3
Not stated641.90.600.00.1+64

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

Dwelling type
Shire of Ashburton20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings2,80182.481.12,41479.082.3+387
Unoccupied private dwellings54215.918.261720.217.1-75
Non private dwellings581.70.7230.80.6+35

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, Regional WA: 1.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Regional WA: 5.8% High density, Regional WA: 0.3% Medium density, Regional WA: 9.9% Separate house, Regional WA: 82.3% Other, Shire of Ashburton: 1.6% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Shire of Ashburton: 18.6% High density, Shire of Ashburton: 0.0% Medium density, Shire of Ashburton: 10.7% Separate house, Shire of Ashburton: 67.2%
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, Shire of Ashburton: +3 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Shire of Ashburton: +185 High density, Shire of Ashburton: 0 Medium density, Shire of Ashburton: +172 Separate house, Shire of Ashburton: -114
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 2,246 separate houses in the area, 356 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings. In addition, there were 621 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the Shire of Ashburton in 2011 shows that 67.2% of all dwellings were separate houses; 10.7% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 82.3%, 9.9%, and 0.3% in the Regional WA respectively.

In 2011, a total of 82.4% of the dwellings in the Shire of Ashburton were occupied on Census night, compared to 81.1% in Regional WA. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 15.9%, which is smaller compared to that found in Regional WA (18.2%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the Shire of Ashburton increased by 347 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the Shire of Ashburton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Caravans, cabin, houseboat (+185 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+172 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-114 dwellings)
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