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In Seaford, 4.9% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 10% in the City of Onkaparinga.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Seaford'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 Seaford.

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
Seaford20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Separate house
1,72595.189.51,50396.989.6+222
map this data in atlas.idMedium density894.99.7493.19.4+40
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.200.00.40
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.600.00.60
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
Seaford20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings1,67792.591.61,42891.992.5+249
Unoccupied private dwellings1327.38.31258.17.4+7
Non private dwellings30.20.100.00.1+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, Seaford: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Seaford: 0.0% High density, Seaford: 0.0% Medium density, Seaford: 4.9% Separate house, Seaford: 95.1%
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, Seaford: 0 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Seaford: 0 High density, Seaford: 0 Medium density, Seaford: +40 Separate house, Seaford: +222
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 1,725 separate houses in the area, 89 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Seaford in 2011 shows that 95.1% of all dwellings were separate houses; 4.9% 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 92.5% of the dwellings in Seaford were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.6% in the City of Onkaparinga. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.3%, which is smaller compared to that found in the City of Onkaparinga (8.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Seaford increased by 259 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+222 dwellings)