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In Morphett Vale, 15.5% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 10% in the City of Onkaparinga.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Morphett 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 Morphett 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
Morphett Vale20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Separate house
8,47184.489.58,34985.289.6+122
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1,55015.49.71,35413.89.4+196
map this data in atlas.idHigh density80.10.2951.00.4-87
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.600.00.60
Other
30.00.000.00.1+3
Not stated
30.00.140.00.0-1

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

Dwelling type
Morphett Vale20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings9,47594.391.69,35295.592.5+123
Unoccupied private dwellings5785.78.34384.57.4+140
Non private dwellings00.00.100.00.10

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, Morphett Vale: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Morphett Vale: 0.0% High density, Morphett Vale: 0.1% Medium density, Morphett Vale: 15.4% Separate house, Morphett Vale: 84.4%
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, Morphett Vale: +3 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Morphett Vale: 0 High density, Morphett Vale: -87 Medium density, Morphett Vale: +196 Separate house, Morphett Vale: +122
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 8,471 separate houses in the area, 1,550 medium density dwellings, and 8 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Morphett Vale in 2011 shows that 84.4% of all dwellings were separate houses; 15.4% were medium density dwellings, and 0.1% 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 94.3% of the dwellings in Morphett Vale were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.6% in the City of Onkaparinga. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 5.7%, which is smaller compared to that found in the City of Onkaparinga (8.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Morphett Vale increased by 263 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Morphett Vale between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Medium density (+196 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+122 dwellings)
  • High density (-87 dwellings)