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In Findon Ward, 20.1% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 29% in the City of Charles Sturt.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Findon Ward'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 Findon Ward.

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
Findon Ward20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Separate house
4,75179.970.54,52480.771.6+227
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1,18820.027.61,07319.126.4+115
map this data in atlas.idHigh density50.11.500.01.4+5
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.200.00.30
Other
50.10.270.10.3-2
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
Findon Ward20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings5,54993.491.65,27694.092.5+273
Unoccupied private dwellings3916.68.33346.07.3+57
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, Findon Ward: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Findon Ward: 0.0% High density, Findon Ward: 0.1% Medium density, Findon Ward: 20.0% Separate house, Findon Ward: 79.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011 Other, Findon Ward: -2 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Findon Ward: 0 High density, Findon Ward: +5 Medium density, Findon Ward: +115 Separate house, Findon Ward: +227
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 4,751 separate houses in the area, 1,188 medium density dwellings, and 5 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Findon Ward in 2011 shows that 79.9% of all dwellings were separate houses; 20.0% were medium density dwellings, and 0.1% 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 Findon Ward 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 Findon Ward increased by 330 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Findon Ward between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+227 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+115 dwellings)