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Georges River Council area

Dwelling type

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In the Georges River Council area, 45.8% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 44% in Greater Sydney.

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

Derived from the Census:

'Dwelling Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Georges River Council area - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Separate house
28,69953.255.029,31457.258.9-615
map this data in atlas.idMedium density8,82516.320.38,82217.219.7+3
map this data in atlas.idHigh density15,90429.523.512,78725.020.7+3,117
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
220.00.330.00.2+19
Other
3450.60.52540.50.4+91
Not stated
1820.30.4320.10.1+150

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
Georges River Council area20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings50,66493.892.548,42194.592.9+2,243
Unoccupied private dwellings3,3066.17.32,7945.56.9+512
Non private dwellings470.10.2430.10.2+4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling structure, 2016
Dwelling structure, 2016 Other, Greater Sydney: 0.5% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Sydney: 0.3% High density, Greater Sydney: 23.5% Medium density, Greater Sydney: 20.3% Separate house, Greater Sydney: 55.0% Other, Georges River Council area: 0.6% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Georges River Council area: 0.0% High density, Georges River Council area: 29.5% Medium density, Georges River Council area: 16.3% Separate house, Georges River Council area: 53.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016 Other, Georges River Council area: +91 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Georges River Council area: +19 High density, Georges River Council area: +3,117 Medium density, Georges River Council area: +3 Separate house, Georges River Council area: -615
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 28,699 separate houses in the area, 8,825 medium density dwellings, and 15,904 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the Georges River Council area in 2016 shows that 53.2% of all dwellings were separate houses; 16.3% were medium density dwellings, and 29.5% were in high density dwellings, compared with 55.0%, 20.3%, and 23.5% in the Greater Sydney respectively.

In 2016, a total of 93.8% of the dwellings in the Georges River Council area were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.5% in Greater Sydney. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.1%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Sydney (7.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the Georges River Council area increased by 2,759 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the Georges River Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • High density (+3,117 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-615 dwellings)
  • Other (+91 dwellings)
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