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In the City of Mitcham, 18.0% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 24% 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 Type is derived from an assessment by the Census Collector who observes and records the type of dwelling structure.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
City of Mitcham20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Separate house
21,36881.775.821,03782.076.2+331
map this data in atlas.idMedium density4,55017.421.84,23616.521.5+314
map this data in atlas.idHigh density1610.62.02941.11.8-133
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
580.20.2530.20.3+5
Other
250.10.1210.10.2+4
Not stated
40.00.040.00.10

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

Dwelling type
City of Mitcham20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings24,32592.892.024,12493.893.0+201
Unoccupied private dwellings1,8427.07.81,5275.96.9+315
Non private dwellings320.10.1550.20.2-23

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 Adelaide: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Adelaide: 0.2% High density, Greater Adelaide: 2.0% Medium density, Greater Adelaide: 21.8% Separate house, Greater Adelaide: 75.8% Other, City of Mitcham: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Mitcham: 0.2% High density, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Medium density, City of Mitcham: 17.4% Separate house, City of Mitcham: 81.7%
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, City of Mitcham: +4 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Mitcham: +5 High density, City of Mitcham: -133 Medium density, City of Mitcham: +314 Separate house, City of Mitcham: +331
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 21,368 separate houses in the area, 4,550 medium density dwellings, and 161 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the City of Mitcham in 2011 shows that 81.7% of all dwellings were separate houses; 17.4% were medium density dwellings, and 0.6% were in high density dwellings, compared with 75.8%, 21.8%, and 2.0% in the Greater Adelaide respectively.

In 2011, a total of 92.8% of the dwellings in the City of Mitcham were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.0% in Greater Adelaide. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.0%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Adelaide (7.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the City of Mitcham increased by 493 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+331 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+314 dwellings)
  • High density (-133 dwellings)