City of OnkaparingaCommunity profile
Skip to content

In McLaren Vale, 13.1% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 10% in the City of Onkaparinga.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of McLaren Vale'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 McLaren Vale.

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
McLaren Vale20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Separate house
1,40384.189.51,37483.489.6+29
map this data in atlas.idMedium density21913.19.722813.89.4-9
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.200.00.40
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
392.30.6392.40.60
Other
30.20.060.40.1-3
Not stated
50.30.110.00.0+4

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

Dwelling type
McLaren Vale20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings1,47287.991.61,50490.992.5-32
Unoccupied private dwellings19011.48.31438.67.4+47
Non private dwellings130.80.180.50.1+5

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, McLaren Vale: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, McLaren Vale: 2.3% High density, McLaren Vale: 0.0% Medium density, McLaren Vale: 13.1% Separate house, McLaren Vale: 84.1%
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, McLaren Vale: -3 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, McLaren Vale: 0 High density, McLaren Vale: 0 Medium density, McLaren Vale: -9 Separate house, McLaren Vale: +29
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 1,403 separate houses in the area, 219 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings. In addition, there were 39 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in McLaren Vale in 2011 shows that 84.1% of all dwellings were separate houses; 13.1% 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 87.9% of the dwellings in McLaren Vale were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.6% in the City of Onkaparinga. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 11.4%, which is larger compared to that found in the City of Onkaparinga (8.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in McLaren Vale increased by 21 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in McLaren Vale between 2006 and 2011.