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Shire of Ashburton

Dwelling type

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In the Shire of Ashburton, 11.4% 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 Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Shire of Ashburton - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
Separate house2,41168.282.52,24667.282.3+165
Medium density37810.79.935610.79.9+22
High density250.70.300.00.3+25
Caravans, cabin, houseboat66018.76.162118.65.8+39
Other90.30.3541.61.2-45
Not stated531.50.9641.90.6-11

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

Dwelling type
Shire of Ashburton20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings2,76376.980.82,80182.481.1-38
Unoccupied private dwellings76821.418.554215.918.2+226
Non private dwellings601.70.7581.70.7+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, Regional WA: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Regional WA: 6.1% High density, Regional WA: 0.3% Medium density, Regional WA: 9.9% Separate house, Regional WA: 82.5% Other, Shire of Ashburton: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Shire of Ashburton: 18.7% High density, Shire of Ashburton: 0.7% Medium density, Shire of Ashburton: 10.7% Separate house, Shire of Ashburton: 68.2%
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, Shire of Ashburton: -45 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Shire of Ashburton: +39 High density, Shire of Ashburton: +25 Medium density, Shire of Ashburton: +22 Separate house, Shire of Ashburton: +165
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 2,411 separate houses in the area, 378 medium density dwellings, and 25 high density dwellings. In addition, there were 660 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the Shire of Ashburton in 2016 shows that 68.2% of all dwellings were separate houses; 10.7% were medium density dwellings, and 0.7% were in high density dwellings, compared with 82.5%, 9.9%, and 0.3% in the Regional WA respectively.

In 2016, a total of 76.9% of the dwellings in the Shire of Ashburton were occupied on Census night, compared to 80.8% in Regional WA. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 21.4%, which is larger compared to that found in Regional WA (18.5%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the Shire of Ashburton increased by 190 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in the Shire of Ashburton between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Separate house (+165 dwellings)
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