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City of Canterbury Bankstown

Dwelling type

In City of Canterbury Bankstown, 30.3% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 40% in Greater Sydney.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of City of Canterbury Bankstown'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 City of Canterbury Bankstown.

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
City of Canterbury Bankstown - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Separate house
69,02947.658.969,17749.560.9-148
map this data in atlas.idMedium density31,24521.519.729,01520.819.1+2,230
map this data in atlas.idHigh density12,6868.720.711,7458.419.3+941
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
600.00.21080.10.3-48
Other
5810.40.45450.40.4+36
Not stated
2610.20.21000.10.1+161

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

Dwelling type
City of Canterbury Bankstown20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings108,14394.992.9104,35294.292.4+3,791
Unoccupied private dwellings5,7275.06.96,3225.77.4-595
Non private dwellings1100.10.2910.10.2+19

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, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.0% High density, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 8.7% Medium density, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 21.5% Separate house, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 47.6%
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, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +36 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -48 High density, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +941 Medium density, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +2,230 Separate house, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -148
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 69,029 separate houses in the area, 31,245 medium density dwellings, and 12,686 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2011 shows that 47.6% of all dwellings were separate houses; 21.5% were medium density dwellings, and 8.7% were in high density dwellings, compared with 58.9%, 19.7%, and 20.7% in the Greater Sydney respectively.

In 2011, a total of 94.9% of the dwellings in City of Canterbury Bankstown were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.9% in Greater Sydney. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 5.0%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Sydney (6.9%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in City of Canterbury Bankstown increased by 3,216 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Medium density (+2,230 dwellings)
  • High density (+941 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-148 dwellings)
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