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In Chester Hill, 22.5% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 31% in Bankstown City.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Chester Hill'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 Chester Hill.

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
Chester Hill20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Separate house
2,99277.168.23,02079.971.3-28
map this data in atlas.idMedium density75319.422.263516.819.1+118
map this data in atlas.idHigh density1193.18.91143.08.9+5
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.100.00.10
Other
160.40.4120.30.4+4
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
Chester Hill20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings3,70495.295.13,60394.994.5+101
Unoccupied private dwellings1834.74.81834.85.4-1
Non private dwellings30.10.190.20.1-6

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, Chester Hill: 0.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Chester Hill: 0.0% High density, Chester Hill: 3.1% Medium density, Chester Hill: 19.4% Separate house, Chester Hill: 77.1%
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, Chester Hill: +4 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Chester Hill: 0 High density, Chester Hill: +5 Medium density, Chester Hill: +118 Separate house, Chester Hill: -28
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 2,992 separate houses in the area, 753 medium density dwellings, and 119 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Chester Hill in 2011 shows that 77.1% of all dwellings were separate houses; 19.4% were medium density dwellings, and 3.1% 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 Chester Hill 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 Chester Hill increased by 94 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in Chester Hill between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Medium density (+118 dwellings)