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In Broken Hill City, 3.1% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 16% in Regional NSW.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Broken Hill City'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 Broken Hill City.

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
Broken Hill City - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Separate house8,81947.581.58,62647.281.7+193
Medium density4912.614.06783.713.6-187
High density780.42.2230.12.1+55
Caravans, cabin, houseboat1570.81.71360.71.9+21
Other110.10.5470.30.6-36
Not stated160.10.270.00.1+9

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

Dwelling type
Broken Hill City20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings8,05683.886.98,15185.387.1-95
Unoccupied private dwellings1,51615.812.81,36414.312.5+152
Non private dwellings420.40.4440.50.4-2

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, Regional NSW: 0.5% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Regional NSW: 1.7% High density, Regional NSW: 2.2% Medium density, Regional NSW: 14.0% Separate house, Regional NSW: 81.5% Other, Broken Hill City: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Broken Hill City: 0.8% High density, Broken Hill City: 0.4% Medium density, Broken Hill City: 2.6% Separate house, Broken Hill City: 47.5%
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, Broken Hill City: -36 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Broken Hill City: +21 High density, Broken Hill City: +55 Medium density, Broken Hill City: -187 Separate house, Broken Hill City: +193
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 8,819 separate houses in the area, 491 medium density dwellings, and 78 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Broken Hill City in 2011 shows that 47.5% of all dwellings were separate houses; 2.6% were medium density dwellings, and 0.4% were in high density dwellings, compared with 81.5%, 14.0%, and 2.2% in the Regional NSW respectively.

In 2011, a total of 83.8% of the dwellings in Broken Hill City were occupied on Census night, compared to 86.9% in Regional NSW. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 15.8%, which is larger compared to that found in Regional NSW (12.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Broken Hill City increased by 55 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Broken Hill City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+193 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-187 dwellings)
  • High density (+55 dwellings)
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