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Dwelling type

In the City of Charles Sturt, 29.1% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 24% in Greater Adelaide.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the City of Charles Sturt'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 the City of Charles Sturt.

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 Charles Sturt20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Separate house
33,76770.575.832,82171.676.2+946
map this data in atlas.idMedium density13,21327.621.812,10726.421.5+1,106
map this data in atlas.idHigh density7331.52.06471.41.8+86
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
1000.20.21210.30.3-21
Other
900.20.11190.30.2-29
Not stated
160.00.060.00.1+10

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 Charles Sturt20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings43,94391.692.042,47692.593.0+1,467
Unoccupied private dwellings3,9788.37.83,3507.36.9+628
Non private dwellings410.10.1730.20.2-32

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 Adelaide: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Adelaide: 0.2% High density, Greater Adelaide: 2.0% Medium density, Greater Adelaide: 21.8% Separate house, Greater Adelaide: 75.8% Other, City of Charles Sturt: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Charles Sturt: 0.2% High density, City of Charles Sturt: 1.5% Medium density, City of Charles Sturt: 27.6% Separate house, City of Charles Sturt: 70.5%
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 Charles Sturt: -29 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Charles Sturt: -21 High density, City of Charles Sturt: +86 Medium density, City of Charles Sturt: +1,106 Separate house, City of Charles Sturt: +946
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 33,767 separate houses in the area, 13,213 medium density dwellings, and 733 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the City of Charles Sturt in 2011 shows that 70.5% of all dwellings were separate houses; 27.6% were medium density dwellings, and 1.5% were in high density dwellings, compared with 75.8%, 21.8%, and 2.0% in the Greater Adelaide respectively.

In 2011, a total of 91.6% of the dwellings in the City of Charles Sturt were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.0% in Greater Adelaide. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 8.3%, which is larger compared to that found in Greater Adelaide (7.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the City of Charles Sturt increased by 2,063 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Medium density (+1,106 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+946 dwellings)
  • High density (+86 dwellings)