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In North Ward, 24.7% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 31% in Bankstown City.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of North Ward'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 North Ward.

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
North Ward20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Separate house
11,58074.468.211,67176.371.3-91
map this data in atlas.idMedium density3,40921.922.22,91619.119.1+493
map this data in atlas.idHigh density4382.88.95473.68.9-109
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.130.00.1-3
Other
920.60.4760.50.4+16
Not stated
500.30.2810.50.1-31

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

Dwelling type
North Ward20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings14,77994.795.114,47494.494.5+304
Unoccupied private dwellings8135.24.88385.55.4-26
Non private dwellings190.10.1220.10.1-3

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, North Ward: 0.6% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, North Ward: 0.0% High density, North Ward: 2.8% Medium density, North Ward: 21.9% Separate house, North Ward: 74.4%
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, North Ward: +16 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, North Ward: -3 High density, North Ward: -109 Medium density, North Ward: +493 Separate house, North Ward: -91
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 11,580 separate houses in the area, 3,409 medium density dwellings, and 438 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in North Ward in 2011 shows that 74.4% of all dwellings were separate houses; 21.9% were medium density dwellings, and 2.8% were in high density dwellings, compared with 68.2%, 22.2%, and 8.9% in the Bankstown City respectively.

In 2011, a total of 94.7% of the dwellings in North Ward were occupied on Census night, compared to 95.1% in Bankstown City. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 5.2%, which is larger compared to that found in Bankstown City (4.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in North Ward increased by 275 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in North Ward between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Medium density (+493 dwellings)
  • High density (-109 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-91 dwellings)