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In Brisbane LGA, 28.0% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 20% in Greater Brisbane.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Brisbane LGA'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 Brisbane LGA.

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
Brisbane LGA - Dwellings (Enumerated)20062001Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2001 to 2006
Separate house284,65771.178.6268,66973.779.8+15,988
Medium density68,90517.214.255,51015.212.9+13,395
High density43,16310.86.134,7509.55.4+8,413
Caravans, cabin, houseboat2,3940.60.82,3790.70.9+15
Other9060.20.29080.20.2-2
Not stated1810.00.02,3470.60.7-2,166

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2006. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
Brisbane LGA20062001Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2001 to 2006
Occupied private dwellings374,77393.593.4340,66793.293.3+34,106
Unoccupied private dwellings25,4246.36.523,9206.56.5+1,504
Non private dwellings6740.20.17830.20.2-109

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2006. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling structure, 2006
Dwelling structure, 2006 Other, Greater Brisbane: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Brisbane: 0.8% High density, Greater Brisbane: 6.1% Medium density, Greater Brisbane: 14.2% Separate house, Greater Brisbane: 78.6% Other, Brisbane LGA: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Brisbane LGA: 0.6% High density, Brisbane LGA: 10.8% Medium density, Brisbane LGA: 17.2% Separate house, Brisbane LGA: 71.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in dwelling structure, 2001 to 2006
Change in dwelling structure, 2001 to 2006 Other, Brisbane LGA: -2 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Brisbane LGA: +15 High density, Brisbane LGA: +8,413 Medium density, Brisbane LGA: +13,395 Separate house, Brisbane LGA: +15,988
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2001 and 2006 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2006, there were 284,657 separate houses in the area, 68,905 medium density dwellings, and 43,163 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Brisbane LGA in 2006 shows that 71.1% of all dwellings were separate houses; 17.2% were medium density dwellings, and 10.8% were in high density dwellings, compared with 78.6%, 14.2%, and 6.1% in the Greater Brisbane respectively.

In 2006, a total of 93.5% of the dwellings in Brisbane LGA were occupied on Census night, compared to 93.4% in Greater Brisbane. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.3%, which is similar compared to that found in Greater Brisbane (6.5%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Brisbane LGA increased by 35,501 between 2001 and 2006.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Brisbane LGA between 2001 and 2006 were:

  • Separate house (+15,988 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+13,395 dwellings)
  • High density (+8,413 dwellings)
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