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Dwelling type

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In Broken Hill City, 6.0% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 17% 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 Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Broken Hill City - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Separate house8,85592.180.28,81992.181.5+36
Medium density5786.014.34915.114.0+87
High density00.02.5780.82.2-78
Caravans, cabin, houseboat1301.41.91571.61.7-27
Other70.10.4110.10.5-4
Not stated460.50.7160.20.2+30

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
Broken Hill City20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings7,73880.187.38,05683.886.9-318
Unoccupied private dwellings1,87019.412.31,51615.812.8+354
Non private dwellings480.50.4420.40.4+6

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling structure, 2016
Dwelling structure, 2016 Other, Regional NSW: 0.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Regional NSW: 1.9% High density, Regional NSW: 2.5% Medium density, Regional NSW: 14.3% Separate house, Regional NSW: 80.2% Other, Broken Hill City: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Broken Hill City: 1.4% High density, Broken Hill City: 0.0% Medium density, Broken Hill City: 6.0% Separate house, Broken Hill City: 92.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016 Other, Broken Hill City: -4 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Broken Hill City: -27 High density, Broken Hill City: -78 Medium density, Broken Hill City: +87 Separate house, Broken Hill City: +36
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 8,855 separate houses in the area, 578 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings. In addition, there were 130 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Broken Hill City in 2016 shows that 92.1% of all dwellings were separate houses; 6.0% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 80.2%, 14.3%, and 2.5% in the Regional NSW respectively.

In 2016, a total of 80.1% of the dwellings in Broken Hill City were occupied on Census night, compared to 87.3% in Regional NSW. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 19.4%, which is larger compared to that found in Regional NSW (12.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Broken Hill City increased by 42 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Broken Hill City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Medium density (+87 dwellings)
  • High density (-78 dwellings)
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