Camden CouncilCommunity profile
census-message-logo

2016 Census data will be released soon and we're busy behind the scenes getting this website ready. Read our plan.

Skip to content

Camden Council area

Dwelling type

In Camden Council area, 8.0% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 40% in Greater Sydney.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Camden Council area'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 Camden Council area.

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
Camden Council area - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Separate house
17,59091.058.915,88193.660.9+1,709
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1,5087.819.79325.519.1+576
map this data in atlas.idHigh density340.220.700.019.3+34
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
1620.80.21240.70.3+38
Other
160.10.4280.20.4-12
Not stated
290.20.240.00.1+25

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

Dwelling type
Camden Council area20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings18,40895.192.916,23495.692.4+2,174
Unoccupied private dwellings9354.86.97354.37.4+200
Non private dwellings120.10.2100.10.2+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, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Sydney: 0.2% High density, Greater Sydney: 20.7% Medium density, Greater Sydney: 19.7% Separate house, Greater Sydney: 58.9% Other, Camden Council area: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Camden Council area: 0.8% High density, Camden Council area: 0.2% Medium density, Camden Council area: 7.8% Separate house, Camden Council area: 91.0%
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, Camden Council area: -12 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Camden Council area: +38 High density, Camden Council area: +34 Medium density, Camden Council area: +576 Separate house, Camden Council area: +1,709
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 17,590 separate houses in the area, 1,508 medium density dwellings, and 34 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Camden Council area in 2011 shows that 91.0% of all dwellings were separate houses; 7.8% were medium density dwellings, and 0.2% were in high density dwellings, compared with 58.9%, 19.7%, and 20.7% in the Greater Sydney respectively.

In 2011, a total of 95.1% of the dwellings in Camden Council area were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.9% in Greater Sydney. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 4.8%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Sydney (6.9%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Camden Council area increased by 2,376 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Camden Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+1,709 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+576 dwellings)
v16.07.05-1.0.8