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In Christie Downs, 24.1% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 10% in the City of Onkaparinga.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Christie Downs'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 Christie Downs.

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
Christie Downs20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Separate house
1,78075.989.51,83479.089.6-54
map this data in atlas.idMedium density51522.09.743718.89.4+78
map this data in atlas.idHigh density502.10.2431.90.4+7
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.640.20.6-4
Other
00.00.030.10.1-3
Not stated
00.00.100.00.00

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

Dwelling type
Christie Downs20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings2,20793.391.62,17693.992.5+31
Unoccupied private dwellings1466.28.31396.07.4+7
Non private dwellings120.50.130.10.1+9

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, 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% Other, Christie Downs: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Christie Downs: 0.0% High density, Christie Downs: 2.1% Medium density, Christie Downs: 22.0% Separate house, Christie Downs: 75.9%
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, Christie Downs: -3 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Christie Downs: -4 High density, Christie Downs: +7 Medium density, Christie Downs: +78 Separate house, Christie Downs: -54
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 1,780 separate houses in the area, 515 medium density dwellings, and 50 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Christie Downs in 2011 shows that 75.9% of all dwellings were separate houses; 22.0% were medium density dwellings, and 2.1% were in high density dwellings, compared with 89.5%, 9.7%, and 0.2% in the the City of Onkaparinga respectively.

In 2011, a total of 93.3% of the dwellings in Christie Downs were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.6% in the City of Onkaparinga. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.2%, which is smaller compared to that found in the City of Onkaparinga (8.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Christie Downs increased by 47 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Christie Downs between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Medium density (+78 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-54 dwellings)