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West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson

Dwelling type

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In West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson, 47.1% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 38% in the City of Charles Sturt.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson'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 West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson.

Derived from the Census:

'Dwelling Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Separate house
2,51052.861.53,02664.870.5-516
map this data in atlas.idMedium density2,07843.735.21,48431.827.6+594
map this data in atlas.idHigh density1603.42.61613.41.5-1
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.200.00.20
Other
00.00.200.00.20
Not stated
70.10.300.00.0+7

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

Dwelling type
West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings4,28789.990.44,15188.991.6+136
Unoccupied private dwellings48110.19.551911.18.3-38
Non private dwellings00.00.100.00.10

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, 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% Other, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 0.0% High density, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 3.4% Medium density, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 43.7% Separate house, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 52.8%
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, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 0 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 0 High density, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -1 Medium density, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +594 Separate house, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -516
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 2,510 separate houses in the area, 2,078 medium density dwellings, and 160 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson in 2016 shows that 52.8% of all dwellings were separate houses; 43.7% were medium density dwellings, and 3.4% were in high density dwellings, compared with 61.5%, 35.2%, and 2.6% in the the City of Charles Sturt respectively.

In 2016, a total of 89.9% of the dwellings in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson were occupied on Census night, compared to 90.4% in the City of Charles Sturt. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 10.1%, which is larger compared to that found in the City of Charles Sturt (9.5%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson increased by 98 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Medium density (+594 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-516 dwellings)
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