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Dwelling type

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In Camden Council area, 7.1% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 44% 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 Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Camden Council area - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Separate house
24,13292.155.017,59091.058.9+6,542
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1,8307.020.31,5087.819.7+322
map this data in atlas.idHigh density370.123.5340.220.7+3
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
1050.40.31620.80.2-57
Other
120.00.5160.10.4-4
Not stated
740.30.4290.20.1+45

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

Dwelling type
Camden Council area20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings25,02795.592.518,40895.192.9+6,619
Unoccupied private dwellings1,1604.47.39354.86.9+225
Non private dwellings100.00.2120.10.2-2

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, Greater Sydney: 0.5% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Sydney: 0.3% High density, Greater Sydney: 23.5% Medium density, Greater Sydney: 20.3% Separate house, Greater Sydney: 55.0% Other, Camden Council area: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Camden Council area: 0.4% High density, Camden Council area: 0.1% Medium density, Camden Council area: 7.0% Separate house, Camden Council area: 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, Camden Council area: -4 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Camden Council area: -57 High density, Camden Council area: +3 Medium density, Camden Council area: +322 Separate house, Camden Council area: +6,542
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 24,132 separate houses in the area, 1,830 medium density dwellings, and 37 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Camden Council area in 2016 shows that 92.1% of all dwellings were separate houses; 7.0% were medium density dwellings, and 0.1% were in high density dwellings, compared with 55.0%, 20.3%, and 23.5% in the Greater Sydney respectively.

In 2016, a total of 95.5% of the dwellings in Camden Council area were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.5% in Greater Sydney. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 4.4%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Sydney (7.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Camden Council area increased by 6,842 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Camden Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Separate house (+6,542 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+322 dwellings)
  • Caravans, cabin, houseboat (-57 dwellings)
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