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Dwelling type

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In the City of Mitcham, 20.6% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 26% in Greater Adelaide.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the City of Mitcham'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 City of Mitcham.

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
City of Mitcham - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Separate house
21,00678.873.121,36881.775.8-362
map this data in atlas.idMedium density5,34320.023.94,55017.421.8+793
map this data in atlas.idHigh density1590.62.31610.62.0-2
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
120.00.3580.20.2-46
Other
350.10.1250.10.1+10
Not stated
1000.40.340.00.0+96

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

Dwelling type
City of Mitcham20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings24,60792.291.524,32592.892.0+282
Unoccupied private dwellings2,0507.78.41,8427.07.8+208
Non private dwellings270.10.1320.10.1-5

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 Adelaide: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Adelaide: 0.3% High density, Greater Adelaide: 2.3% Medium density, Greater Adelaide: 23.9% Separate house, Greater Adelaide: 73.1% Other, City of Mitcham: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Mitcham: 0.0% High density, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Medium density, City of Mitcham: 20.0% Separate house, City of Mitcham: 78.8%
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, City of Mitcham: +10 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Mitcham: -46 High density, City of Mitcham: -2 Medium density, City of Mitcham: +793 Separate house, City of Mitcham: -362
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 21,006 separate houses in the area, 5,343 medium density dwellings, and 159 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the City of Mitcham in 2016 shows that 78.8% of all dwellings were separate houses; 20.0% were medium density dwellings, and 0.6% were in high density dwellings, compared with 73.1%, 23.9%, and 2.3% in the Greater Adelaide respectively.

In 2016, a total of 92.2% of the dwellings in the City of Mitcham were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.5% in Greater Adelaide. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.7%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Adelaide (8.4%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the City of Mitcham increased by 485 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Medium density (+793 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-362 dwellings)
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