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West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson

Dwelling type

In West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson, 35.2% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 29% 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 Type is derived from an assessment by the Census Collector who observes and records the type of dwelling structure.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Separate house
3,02664.870.52,92866.171.6+98
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1,48431.827.61,46032.926.4+24
map this data in atlas.idHigh density1613.41.5370.81.4+124
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.270.20.3-7
Other
00.00.200.00.30
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
West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings4,15188.991.64,05891.792.5+93
Unoccupied private dwellings51911.18.33678.37.3+152
Non private dwellings00.00.100.00.20

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, 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: 31.8% Separate house, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 64.8%
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, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 0 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -7 High density, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +124 Medium density, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +24 Separate house, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +98
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 3,026 separate houses in the area, 1,484 medium density dwellings, and 161 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson in 2011 shows that 64.8% of all dwellings were separate houses; 31.8% were medium density dwellings, and 3.4% 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 88.9% of the dwellings in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.6% in the City of Charles Sturt. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 11.1%, which is larger compared to that found in the City of Charles Sturt (8.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson increased by 245 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • High density (+124 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+98 dwellings)