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Georges River Council

Dwelling type

In the Georges River Council, 35.8% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 40% in Greater Sydney.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the Georges River Council'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 the Georges River Council.

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
Georges River Council - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Separate house
29,31448.658.929,55251.060.9-238
map this data in atlas.idMedium density8,82214.619.78,24314.219.1+579
map this data in atlas.idHigh density12,78721.220.711,51619.919.3+1,271
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
30.00.2160.00.3-13
Other
2540.40.41710.30.4+83
Not stated
320.10.2300.10.1+2

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

Dwelling type
Georges River Council20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings48,42194.592.946,47793.892.4+1,944
Unoccupied private dwellings2,7945.56.93,0566.27.4-262
Non private dwellings430.10.2320.10.2+11

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, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Sydney: 0.2% High density, Greater Sydney: 20.7% Medium density, Greater Sydney: 19.7% Separate house, Greater Sydney: 58.9% Other, Georges River Council: 0.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Georges River Council: 0.0% High density, Georges River Council: 21.2% Medium density, Georges River Council: 14.6% Separate house, Georges River Council: 48.6%
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, Georges River Council: +83 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Georges River Council: -13 High density, Georges River Council: +1,271 Medium density, Georges River Council: +579 Separate house, Georges River Council: -238
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 29,314 separate houses in the area, 8,822 medium density dwellings, and 12,787 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the Georges River Council in 2011 shows that 48.6% of all dwellings were separate houses; 14.6% were medium density dwellings, and 21.2% were in high density dwellings, compared with 58.9%, 19.7%, and 20.7% in the Greater Sydney respectively.

In 2011, a total of 94.5% of the dwellings in the Georges River Council were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.9% in Greater Sydney. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 5.5%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Sydney (6.9%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the Georges River Council increased by 1,693 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the Georges River Council between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • High density (+1,271 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+579 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-238 dwellings)
  • Other (+83 dwellings)
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