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In Bankstown CBD, 87.5% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 31% in Bankstown City.

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

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 CBD20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Separate house
82912.468.291515.271.3-86
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1,33319.922.287514.519.1+459
map this data in atlas.idHigh density4,53067.68.94,24370.38.9+287
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.100.00.10
Other
60.10.400.00.4+6
Not stated
60.10.200.00.1+6

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

Dwelling type
Bankstown CBD20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings6,43695.895.15,63693.594.5+800
Unoccupied private dwellings2714.04.83876.45.4-116
Non private dwellings90.10.160.10.1+3

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 CBD: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Bankstown CBD: 0.0% High density, Bankstown CBD: 67.6% Medium density, Bankstown CBD: 19.9% Separate house, Bankstown CBD: 12.4%
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 CBD: +6 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Bankstown CBD: 0 High density, Bankstown CBD: +287 Medium density, Bankstown CBD: +459 Separate house, Bankstown CBD: -86
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 829 separate houses in the area, 1,333 medium density dwellings, and 4,530 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Bankstown CBD in 2011 shows that 12.4% of all dwellings were separate houses; 19.9% were medium density dwellings, and 67.6% were in high density dwellings, compared with 68.2%, 22.2%, and 8.9% in the Bankstown City respectively.

In 2011, a total of 95.8% of the dwellings in Bankstown CBD were occupied on Census night, compared to 95.1% in Bankstown City. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 4.0%, which is smaller compared to that found in Bankstown City (4.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Bankstown CBD increased by 687 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Medium density (+459 dwellings)
  • High density (+287 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-86 dwellings)