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In the Gunnedah Shire, 10.5% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 16% in Regional NSW.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the Gunnedah Shire'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 Gunnedah Shire.

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
Gunnedah Shire - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Separate house
4,58587.581.54,50990.081.7+76
map this data in atlas.idMedium density53510.214.04198.413.6+116
map this data in atlas.idHigh density170.32.200.02.1+17
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
731.41.7400.81.9+33
Other
280.50.5330.70.6-5
Not stated
30.10.290.20.1-6

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

Dwelling type
Gunnedah Shire20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings4,74790.486.94,50489.887.1+243
Unoccupied private dwellings4929.412.84979.912.5-5
Non private dwellings130.20.4170.30.4-4

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, Regional NSW: 0.5% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Regional NSW: 1.7% High density, Regional NSW: 2.2% Medium density, Regional NSW: 14.0% Separate house, Regional NSW: 81.5% Other, Gunnedah Shire: 0.5% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Gunnedah Shire: 1.4% High density, Gunnedah Shire: 0.3% Medium density, Gunnedah Shire: 10.2% Separate house, Gunnedah Shire: 87.5%
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, Gunnedah Shire: -5 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Gunnedah Shire: +33 High density, Gunnedah Shire: +17 Medium density, Gunnedah Shire: +116 Separate house, Gunnedah Shire: +76
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 4,585 separate houses in the area, 535 medium density dwellings, and 17 high density dwellings. In addition, there were 73 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the Gunnedah Shire in 2011 shows that 87.5% of all dwellings were separate houses; 10.2% were medium density dwellings, and 0.3% were in high density dwellings, compared with 81.5%, 14.0%, and 2.2% in the Regional NSW respectively.

In 2011, a total of 90.4% of the dwellings in the Gunnedah Shire were occupied on Census night, compared to 86.9% in Regional NSW. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 9.4%, which is smaller compared to that found in Regional NSW (12.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the Gunnedah Shire increased by 234 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the Gunnedah Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Medium density (+116 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+76 dwellings)
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