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In Gosford City, 23.9% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 40% in Greater Sydney.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Gosford City'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 Gosford City.

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
Gosford City - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Separate house
55,08674.758.954,70176.260.9+385
map this data in atlas.idMedium density15,11020.519.714,31619.919.1+794
map this data in atlas.idHigh density2,5223.420.71,9582.719.2+564
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
6360.90.26070.80.3+29
Other
2260.30.41330.20.4+93
Not stated
1400.20.1840.10.1+56

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

Dwelling type
Gosford City20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings63,91186.692.961,94486.292.4+1,967
Unoccupied private dwellings9,80813.36.99,85313.77.4-45
Non private dwellings870.10.2780.10.2+9

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, Gosford City: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Gosford City: 0.9% High density, Gosford City: 3.4% Medium density, Gosford City: 20.5% Separate house, Gosford City: 74.7%
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, Gosford City: +93 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Gosford City: +29 High density, Gosford City: +564 Medium density, Gosford City: +794 Separate house, Gosford City: +385
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 55,086 separate houses in the area, 15,110 medium density dwellings, and 2,522 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Gosford City in 2011 shows that 74.7% of all dwellings were separate houses; 20.5% were medium density dwellings, and 3.4% were in high density dwellings, compared with 58.9%, 19.7%, and 20.7% in the Greater Sydney respectively.

In 2011, a total of 86.6% of the dwellings in Gosford City were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.9% in Greater Sydney. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 13.3%, which is larger compared to that found in Greater Sydney (6.9%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Gosford City increased by 1,931 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Gosford City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Medium density (+794 dwellings)
  • High density (+564 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+385 dwellings)
  • Other (+93 dwellings)
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