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In Semaphore Park, 39.1% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 29% in the City of Charles Sturt.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Semaphore Park'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 Semaphore Park.

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
Semaphore Park20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Separate house
1,23457.870.51,14154.871.6+93
map this data in atlas.idMedium density81638.227.688442.526.4-68
map this data in atlas.idHigh density190.91.500.01.4+19
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
602.80.2522.50.3+8
Other
70.30.240.20.3+3
Not stated
00.00.000.00.00

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

Dwelling type
Semaphore Park20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings1,99293.491.61,95693.492.5+36
Unoccupied private dwellings1416.68.31356.47.3+6
Non private dwellings00.00.130.10.2-3

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, 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% Other, Semaphore Park: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Semaphore Park: 2.8% High density, Semaphore Park: 0.9% Medium density, Semaphore Park: 38.2% Separate house, Semaphore Park: 57.8%
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, Semaphore Park: +3 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Semaphore Park: +8 High density, Semaphore Park: +19 Medium density, Semaphore Park: -68 Separate house, Semaphore Park: +93
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 1,234 separate houses in the area, 816 medium density dwellings, and 19 high density dwellings. In addition, there were 60 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Semaphore Park in 2011 shows that 57.8% of all dwellings were separate houses; 38.2% were medium density dwellings, and 0.9% were in high density dwellings, compared with 70.5%, 27.6%, and 1.5% in the the City of Charles Sturt respectively.

In 2011, a total of 93.4% of the dwellings in Semaphore Park were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.6% in the City of Charles Sturt. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.6%, which is smaller compared to that found in the City of Charles Sturt (8.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Semaphore Park increased by 39 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Semaphore Park between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+93 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-68 dwellings)