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National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)

Dwelling type

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In the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA), 15.4% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 44% in Greater Sydney.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)'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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA).

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Separate house1,380,46883.755.01,230,24385.958.9+150,225
Medium density223,02513.520.3167,18511.719.7+55,840
High density30,5011.823.524,2021.720.7+6,299
Caravans, cabin, houseboat8,9160.50.37,8220.50.2+1,094
Other1,9180.10.51,8670.10.4+51
Not stated4,4940.30.47980.10.1+3,696

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

Dwelling type
National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings1,532,65392.992.51,334,81093.192.9+197,842
Unoccupied private dwellings116,6937.17.397,2876.86.9+19,405
Non private dwellings1,1200.10.21,1470.10.2-27

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, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 0.5% High density, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 1.8% Medium density, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 13.5% Separate house, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 83.7%
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, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +51 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +1,094 High density, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +6,299 Medium density, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +55,840 Separate house, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +150,225
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 1,380,468 separate houses in the area, 223,025 medium density dwellings, and 30,501 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) in 2016 shows that 83.7% of all dwellings were separate houses; 13.5% were medium density dwellings, and 1.8% were in high density dwellings, compared with 55.0%, 20.3%, and 23.5% in the Greater Sydney respectively.

In 2016, a total of 92.9% of the dwellings in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.5% in Greater Sydney. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.1%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Sydney (7.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) increased by 217,221 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Separate house (+150,225 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+55,840 dwellings)
  • High density (+6,299 dwellings)
  • Caravans, cabin, houseboat (+1,094 dwellings)
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