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In Happy Valley, 12.0% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 10% in the City of Onkaparinga.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Happy Valley'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 Happy Valley.

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
Happy Valley20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Separate house
4,06787.989.53,97487.489.6+93
map this data in atlas.idMedium density55512.09.756612.49.4-11
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.230.10.4-3
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
30.10.640.10.6-1
Other
00.00.000.00.10
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
Happy Valley20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings4,29592.991.64,26993.892.5+26
Unoccupied private dwellings3277.18.32776.17.4+50
Non private dwellings30.10.170.20.1-4

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, Happy Valley: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Happy Valley: 0.1% High density, Happy Valley: 0.0% Medium density, Happy Valley: 12.0% Separate house, Happy Valley: 87.9%
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, Happy Valley: 0 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Happy Valley: -1 High density, Happy Valley: -3 Medium density, Happy Valley: -11 Separate house, Happy Valley: +93
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 4,067 separate houses in the area, 555 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Happy Valley in 2011 shows that 87.9% of all dwellings were separate houses; 12.0% were medium density dwellings, and 0% 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 92.9% of the dwellings in Happy Valley were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.6% in the City of Onkaparinga. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.1%, which is smaller compared to that found in the City of Onkaparinga (8.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Happy Valley increased by 72 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in Happy Valley between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Separate house (+93 dwellings)