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In Bankstown City, 31.1% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 40% in Greater Sydney.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Bankstown City'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 Bankstown City.

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
Bankstown City20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Separate house
42,76068.258.943,24071.360.9-480
map this data in atlas.idMedium density13,91222.219.711,60419.119.1+2,308
map this data in atlas.idHigh density5,6048.920.75,4128.919.3+192
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
460.10.2690.10.3-23
Other
2470.40.42130.40.4+34
Not stated
1010.20.2740.10.1+27

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

Dwelling type
Bankstown City20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings59,68295.192.957,34694.592.4+2,336
Unoccupied private dwellings2,9964.86.93,2625.47.4-266
Non private dwellings630.10.2580.10.2+5

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, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Sydney: 0.2% High density, Greater Sydney: 20.7% Medium density, Greater Sydney: 19.7% Separate house, Greater Sydney: 58.9% Other, Bankstown City: 0.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Bankstown City: 0.1% High density, Bankstown City: 8.9% Medium density, Bankstown City: 22.2% Separate house, Bankstown City: 68.2%
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, Bankstown City: +34 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Bankstown City: -23 High density, Bankstown City: +192 Medium density, Bankstown City: +2,308 Separate house, Bankstown City: -480
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 42,760 separate houses in the area, 13,912 medium density dwellings, and 5,604 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Bankstown City in 2011 shows that 68.2% of all dwellings were separate houses; 22.2% were medium density dwellings, and 8.9% were in high density dwellings, compared with 58.9%, 19.7%, and 20.7% in the Greater Sydney respectively.

In 2011, a total of 95.1% of the dwellings in Bankstown City were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.9% in Greater Sydney. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 4.8%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Sydney (6.9%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Bankstown City increased by 2,075 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Bankstown City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Medium density (+2,308 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-480 dwellings)
  • High density (+192 dwellings)