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In Port Noarlunga, 20.3% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 10% in the City of Onkaparinga.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Port Noarlunga'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 Port Noarlunga.

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
Port Noarlunga20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Separate house
1,02979.489.51,03280.289.6-3
map this data in atlas.idMedium density25920.09.721016.39.4+50
map this data in atlas.idHigh density30.30.2423.30.4-39
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.600.00.60
Other
40.30.030.20.1+1
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
Port Noarlunga20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings1,17690.691.61,16790.592.5+9
Unoccupied private dwellings1229.48.31199.27.4+3
Non private dwellings00.00.130.20.1-3

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, Port Noarlunga: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Port Noarlunga: 0.0% High density, Port Noarlunga: 0.3% Medium density, Port Noarlunga: 20.0% Separate house, Port Noarlunga: 79.4%
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, Port Noarlunga: +1 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Port Noarlunga: 0 High density, Port Noarlunga: -39 Medium density, Port Noarlunga: +50 Separate house, Port Noarlunga: -3
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 1,029 separate houses in the area, 259 medium density dwellings, and 3 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Port Noarlunga in 2011 shows that 79.4% of all dwellings were separate houses; 20.0% were medium density dwellings, and 0.3% 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 90.6% of the dwellings in Port Noarlunga were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.6% in the City of Onkaparinga. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 9.4%, which is larger compared to that found in the City of Onkaparinga (8.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Port Noarlunga increased by 10 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in Port Noarlunga between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Medium density (+50 dwellings)