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In Bankstown Balance, 14.2% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 31% in Bankstown City.

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

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 Balance - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Separate house
2,64535.668.22,51733.971.3+128
map this data in atlas.idMedium density98913.322.21,04014.019.1-52
map this data in atlas.idHigh density620.88.91431.98.9-81
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.110.00.1-1
Other
170.20.4100.10.4+7
Not stated
00.00.200.00.10

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

Dwelling type
Bankstown Balance20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings3,54095.295.13,49694.294.5+44
Unoccupied private dwellings1754.74.82115.75.4-36
Non private dwellings30.10.130.10.10

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, 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% Other, Bankstown Balance: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Bankstown Balance: 0.0% High density, Bankstown Balance: 0.8% Medium density, Bankstown Balance: 13.3% Separate house, Bankstown Balance: 35.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011 Other, Bankstown Balance: +7 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Bankstown Balance: -1 High density, Bankstown Balance: -81 Medium density, Bankstown Balance: -52 Separate house, Bankstown Balance: +128
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 2,645 separate houses in the area, 989 medium density dwellings, and 62 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Bankstown Balance in 2011 shows that 35.6% of all dwellings were separate houses; 13.3% were medium density dwellings, and 0.8% were in high density dwellings, compared with 68.2%, 22.2%, and 8.9% in the Bankstown City respectively.

In 2011, a total of 95.2% of the dwellings in Bankstown Balance were occupied on Census night, compared to 95.1% in Bankstown City. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 4.7%, which is similar compared to that found in Bankstown City (4.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Bankstown Balance increased by 8 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+128 dwellings)
  • High density (-81 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-52 dwellings)
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