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Dwelling type

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In Liverpool City, 25.5% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 44% 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 Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Liverpool City - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Separate house
48,53173.755.043,44873.858.9+5,083
map this data in atlas.idMedium density9,09113.820.38,88415.119.7+207
map this data in atlas.idHigh density7,69211.723.56,34810.820.7+1,344
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
750.10.3520.10.2+23
Other
1140.20.5510.10.4+63
Not stated
3880.60.4520.10.1+336

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

Dwelling type
Liverpool City20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings62,93395.592.556,47095.992.9+6,463
Unoccupied private dwellings2,9594.57.32,3684.06.9+591
Non private dwellings390.10.2390.10.20

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, Liverpool City: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Liverpool City: 0.1% High density, Liverpool City: 11.7% Medium density, Liverpool City: 13.8% Separate house, Liverpool City: 73.7%
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, Liverpool City: +63 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Liverpool City: +23 High density, Liverpool City: +1,344 Medium density, Liverpool City: +207 Separate house, Liverpool City: +5,083
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 48,531 separate houses in the area, 9,091 medium density dwellings, and 7,692 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Liverpool City in 2016 shows that 73.7% of all dwellings were separate houses; 13.8% were medium density dwellings, and 11.7% were in high density dwellings, compared with 55.0%, 20.3%, and 23.5% in the Greater Sydney respectively.

In 2016, a total of 95.5% of the dwellings in Liverpool City were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.5% in Greater Sydney. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 4.5%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Sydney (7.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Liverpool City increased by 7,054 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Liverpool City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Separate house (+5,083 dwellings)
  • High density (+1,344 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+207 dwellings)
  • Other (+63 dwellings)
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