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Dwelling type

In Liverpool City, 25.9% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 40% in Greater Sydney.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Liverpool 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 Liverpool 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
Liverpool City - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Separate house
43,44873.858.942,07076.460.9+1,378
map this data in atlas.idMedium density8,88415.119.77,82814.219.1+1,056
map this data in atlas.idHigh density6,34810.820.74,9359.019.2+1,413
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
520.10.21560.30.3-104
Other
510.10.4550.10.4-4
Not stated
520.10.1210.00.1+31

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

Dwelling type
Liverpool City20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings56,47095.992.952,24794.892.4+4,223
Unoccupied private dwellings2,3684.06.92,8215.17.4-453
Non private dwellings390.10.2410.10.2-2

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, Liverpool City: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Liverpool City: 0.1% High density, Liverpool City: 10.8% Medium density, Liverpool City: 15.1% Separate house, Liverpool City: 73.8%
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, Liverpool City: -4 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Liverpool City: -104 High density, Liverpool City: +1,413 Medium density, Liverpool City: +1,056 Separate house, Liverpool City: +1,378
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 43,448 separate houses in the area, 8,884 medium density dwellings, and 6,348 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Liverpool City in 2011 shows that 73.8% of all dwellings were separate houses; 15.1% were medium density dwellings, and 10.8% were in high density dwellings, compared with 58.9%, 19.7%, and 20.7% in the Greater Sydney respectively.

In 2011, a total of 95.9% of the dwellings in Liverpool City were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.9% in Greater Sydney. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 4.0%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Sydney (6.9%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Liverpool City increased by 3,768 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • High density (+1,413 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+1,378 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+1,056 dwellings)
  • Caravans, cabin, houseboat (-104 dwellings)
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