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In West Ward, 20.0% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 31% in Bankstown City.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of West 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 West 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
West Ward20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Separate house
10,86279.368.211,20384.371.3-342
map this data in atlas.idMedium density2,56218.722.21,87114.119.1+691
map this data in atlas.idHigh density1791.38.91100.88.9+69
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
420.30.1570.40.1-15
Other
450.30.4470.40.4-2
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
West Ward20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings13,06795.395.112,65295.294.5+414
Unoccupied private dwellings6254.64.86294.75.4-3
Non private dwellings160.10.190.10.1+7

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, West Ward: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, West Ward: 0.3% High density, West Ward: 1.3% Medium density, West Ward: 18.7% Separate house, West Ward: 79.3%
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, West Ward: -2 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, West Ward: -15 High density, West Ward: +69 Medium density, West Ward: +691 Separate house, West Ward: -342
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 10,862 separate houses in the area, 2,562 medium density dwellings, and 179 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in West Ward in 2011 shows that 79.3% of all dwellings were separate houses; 18.7% were medium density dwellings, and 1.3% were in high density dwellings, compared with 68.2%, 22.2%, and 8.9% in the Bankstown City respectively.

In 2011, a total of 95.3% of the dwellings in West Ward were occupied on Census night, compared to 95.1% in Bankstown City. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 4.6%, which is smaller compared to that found in Bankstown City (4.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in West Ward increased by 418 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Medium density (+691 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-342 dwellings)
  • High density (+69 dwellings)