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In Grange Ward, 43.1% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 29% in the City of Charles Sturt.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Grange 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 Grange 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
Grange Ward20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Separate house
3,47656.870.53,80467.471.6-328
map this data in atlas.idMedium density2,44840.027.61,78031.526.4+668
map this data in atlas.idHigh density1883.11.5541.01.4+134
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.230.10.3-3
Other
00.00.230.10.3-3
Not stated
40.10.000.00.0+4

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

Dwelling type
Grange Ward20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings5,55590.891.65,20992.492.5+346
Unoccupied private dwellings5559.18.34287.67.3+127
Non private dwellings100.20.130.10.2+7

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, Grange Ward: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Grange Ward: 0.0% High density, Grange Ward: 3.1% Medium density, Grange Ward: 40.0% Separate house, Grange Ward: 56.8%
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, Grange Ward: -3 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Grange Ward: -3 High density, Grange Ward: +134 Medium density, Grange Ward: +668 Separate house, Grange Ward: -328
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 3,476 separate houses in the area, 2,448 medium density dwellings, and 188 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Grange Ward in 2011 shows that 56.8% of all dwellings were separate houses; 40.0% were medium density dwellings, and 3.1% 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 90.8% of the dwellings in Grange Ward were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.6% in the City of Charles Sturt. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 9.1%, which is larger compared to that found in the City of Charles Sturt (8.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Grange Ward increased by 480 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Medium density (+668 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-328 dwellings)
  • High density (+134 dwellings)