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National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)

Dwelling type

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In the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA), 13.3% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 40% 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)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Separate house1,222,12586.058.91,055,81686.760.9+166,309
Medium density165,33811.619.7135,27211.119.1+30,066
High density23,7481.720.716,0811.319.2+7,667
Caravans, cabin, houseboat7,8200.60.28,9590.70.3-1,139
Other1,8810.10.41,7010.10.4+180
Not stated7580.10.13760.00.1+381

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

Dwelling type
National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings1,324,84093.192.91,140,97893.692.4+183,861
Unoccupied private dwellings96,7846.86.977,2536.37.4+19,531
Non private dwellings1,1410.10.29650.10.2+176

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 Sydney: 0.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Sydney: 0.2% High density, Greater Sydney: 20.7% Medium density, Greater Sydney: 19.7% Separate house, Greater Sydney: 58.9% Other, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 0.6% High density, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 1.7% Medium density, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 11.6% Separate house, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 86.0%
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, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +180 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): -1,139 High density, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +7,667 Medium density, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +30,066 Separate house, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +166,309
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 1,222,125 separate houses in the area, 165,338 medium density dwellings, and 23,748 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) in 2011 shows that 86.0% of all dwellings were separate houses; 11.6% were medium density dwellings, and 1.7% were in high density dwellings, compared with 58.9%, 19.7%, and 20.7% in the Greater Sydney respectively.

In 2011, a total of 93.1% of the dwellings in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.9% in Greater Sydney. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.8%, which is similar compared to that found in Greater Sydney (6.9%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) increased by 203,568 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+166,309 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+30,066 dwellings)
  • High density (+7,667 dwellings)
  • Caravans, cabin, houseboat (-1,139 dwellings)
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