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City of Canterbury Bankstown

Dwelling type

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In City of Canterbury Bankstown, 42.9% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 44% 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 Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
City of Canterbury Bankstown - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Separate house
68,07156.155.069,02960.658.9-958
map this data in atlas.idMedium density34,47228.420.331,24527.419.7+3,227
map this data in atlas.idHigh density17,51514.423.512,68611.120.7+4,829
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
230.00.3600.10.2-37
Other
7840.60.55810.50.4+203
Not stated
4500.40.42610.20.1+189

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

Dwelling type
City of Canterbury Bankstown20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings113,58293.592.5108,14394.992.9+5,439
Unoccupied private dwellings7,7366.47.35,7275.06.9+2,009
Non private dwellings1190.10.21100.10.2+9

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, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.6% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.0% High density, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 14.4% Medium density, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 28.4% Separate house, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 56.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
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Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016 Other, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +203 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -37 High density, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +4,829 Medium density, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +3,227 Separate house, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -958
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
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Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 68,071 separate houses in the area, 34,472 medium density dwellings, and 17,515 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2016 shows that 56.1% of all dwellings were separate houses; 28.4% were medium density dwellings, and 14.4% were in high density dwellings, compared with 55.0%, 20.3%, and 23.5% in the Greater Sydney respectively.

In 2016, a total of 93.5% of the dwellings in City of Canterbury Bankstown were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.5% in Greater Sydney. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.4%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Sydney (7.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in City of Canterbury Bankstown increased by 7,457 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • High density (+4,829 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+3,227 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-958 dwellings)
  • Other (+203 dwellings)
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