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Dwelling type

In the City of Onkaparinga, 9.9% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 24% in Greater Adelaide.

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

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 Onkaparinga20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Separate house
60,72789.575.855,71089.676.2+5,017
map this data in atlas.idMedium density6,5579.721.85,8369.421.5+721
map this data in atlas.idHigh density1370.22.02240.41.8-87
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
3830.60.23680.60.3+15
Other
300.00.1340.10.2-4
Not stated
400.10.0100.00.1+30

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 Onkaparinga20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings62,21491.692.057,58092.593.0+4,634
Unoccupied private dwellings5,6538.37.84,6047.46.9+1,049
Non private dwellings560.10.1400.10.2+16

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 Onkaparinga: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Onkaparinga: 0.6% High density, City of Onkaparinga: 0.2% Medium density, City of Onkaparinga: 9.7% Separate house, City of Onkaparinga: 89.5%
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 Onkaparinga: -4 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Onkaparinga: +15 High density, City of Onkaparinga: -87 Medium density, City of Onkaparinga: +721 Separate house, City of Onkaparinga: +5,017
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 60,727 separate houses in the area, 6,557 medium density dwellings, and 137 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the City of Onkaparinga in 2011 shows that 89.5% of all dwellings were separate houses; 9.7% were medium density dwellings, and 0.2% were in high density dwellings, compared with 75.8%, 21.8%, and 2.0% in the Greater Adelaide respectively.

In 2011, a total of 91.6% of the dwellings in the City of Onkaparinga were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.0% in Greater Adelaide. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 8.3%, which is larger compared to that found in Greater Adelaide (7.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the City of Onkaparinga increased by 5,699 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+5,017 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+721 dwellings)
  • High density (-87 dwellings)