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In Hindmarsh Ward, 31.2% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 29% in the City of Charles Sturt.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Hindmarsh 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 Hindmarsh 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
Hindmarsh Ward20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Separate house
4,27368.570.54,09370.771.6+180
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1,94631.227.61,66128.726.4+285
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.01.590.21.4-9
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.200.00.30
Other
140.20.2250.40.3-11
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
Hindmarsh Ward20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings5,71991.591.65,43393.592.5+286
Unoccupied private dwellings5218.38.33706.47.3+151
Non private dwellings130.20.190.20.2+4

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, Hindmarsh Ward: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Hindmarsh Ward: 0.0% High density, Hindmarsh Ward: 0.0% Medium density, Hindmarsh Ward: 31.2% Separate house, Hindmarsh Ward: 68.5%
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, Hindmarsh Ward: -11 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Hindmarsh Ward: 0 High density, Hindmarsh Ward: -9 Medium density, Hindmarsh Ward: +285 Separate house, Hindmarsh Ward: +180
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 4,273 separate houses in the area, 1,946 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Hindmarsh Ward in 2011 shows that 68.5% of all dwellings were separate houses; 31.2% were medium density dwellings, and 0% 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 91.5% of the dwellings in Hindmarsh Ward were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.6% in the City of Charles Sturt. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 8.3%, which is similar compared to that found in the City of Charles Sturt (8.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Hindmarsh Ward increased by 441 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Medium density (+285 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+180 dwellings)