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District Council of Mount Barker

Dwelling type

In the District Council of Mount Barker, 6.6% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 24% in Greater Adelaide.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the District Council of Mount Barker'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 District Council of Mount Barker.

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
District Council of Mount Barker - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Separate house
11,26492.675.89,94393.676.2+1,321
map this data in atlas.idMedium density8056.621.85495.221.5+256
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.02.030.01.8-3
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
540.40.2850.80.3-31
Other
380.30.1420.40.2-4
Not stated
80.10.030.00.1+5

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

Dwelling type
District Council of Mount Barker20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings11,18091.892.09,80192.193.0+1,379
Unoccupied private dwellings9888.17.88247.76.9+164
Non private dwellings100.10.1110.10.2-1

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, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.4% High density, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.0% Medium density, District Council of Mount Barker: 6.6% Separate house, District Council of Mount Barker: 92.6%
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, District Council of Mount Barker: -4 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, District Council of Mount Barker: -31 High density, District Council of Mount Barker: -3 Medium density, District Council of Mount Barker: +256 Separate house, District Council of Mount Barker: +1,321
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 11,264 separate houses in the area, 805 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the District Council of Mount Barker in 2011 shows that 92.6% of all dwellings were separate houses; 6.6% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 75.8%, 21.8%, and 2.0% in the Greater Adelaide respectively.

In 2011, a total of 91.8% of the dwellings in the District Council of Mount Barker were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.0% in Greater Adelaide. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 8.1%, which is larger compared to that found in Greater Adelaide (7.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the District Council of Mount Barker increased by 1,542 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the District Council of Mount Barker between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+1,321 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+256 dwellings)
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