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Dwelling type

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In the City of Charles Sturt, 37.8% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 26% 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 Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
City of Charles Sturt - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Separate house
31,47061.573.133,76770.575.8-2,297
map this data in atlas.idMedium density18,00935.223.913,21327.621.8+4,796
map this data in atlas.idHigh density1,3252.62.37331.52.0+592
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
820.20.31000.20.2-18
Other
1240.20.1900.20.1+34
Not stated
1700.30.3160.00.0+154

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 Charles Sturt20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings46,30090.491.543,94391.692.0+2,357
Unoccupied private dwellings4,8639.58.43,9788.37.8+885
Non private dwellings400.10.1410.10.1-1

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 Adelaide: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Adelaide: 0.3% High density, Greater Adelaide: 2.3% Medium density, Greater Adelaide: 23.9% Separate house, Greater Adelaide: 73.1% Other, City of Charles Sturt: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Charles Sturt: 0.2% High density, City of Charles Sturt: 2.6% Medium density, City of Charles Sturt: 35.2% Separate house, City of Charles Sturt: 61.5%
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, City of Charles Sturt: +34 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Charles Sturt: -18 High density, City of Charles Sturt: +592 Medium density, City of Charles Sturt: +4,796 Separate house, City of Charles Sturt: -2,297
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 31,470 separate houses in the area, 18,009 medium density dwellings, and 1,325 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the City of Charles Sturt in 2016 shows that 61.5% of all dwellings were separate houses; 35.2% were medium density dwellings, and 2.6% were in high density dwellings, compared with 73.1%, 23.9%, and 2.3% in the Greater Adelaide respectively.

In 2016, a total of 90.4% of the dwellings in the City of Charles Sturt were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.5% in Greater Adelaide. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 9.5%, which is larger compared to that found in Greater Adelaide (8.4%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the City of Charles Sturt increased by 3,241 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Medium density (+4,796 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-2,297 dwellings)
  • High density (+592 dwellings)
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