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In Southern District, 6.7% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 10% in the City of Onkaparinga.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Southern District'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 Southern District.

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
Southern District20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Separate house
6,43692.289.54,69491.189.6+1,742
map this data in atlas.idMedium density4676.79.73607.09.4+107
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.240.10.4-4
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
761.10.6881.70.6-12
Other
40.10.070.10.1-3
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
Southern District20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings5,50778.991.63,85875.092.5+1,649
Unoccupied private dwellings1,47021.18.31,28625.07.4+184
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, Southern District: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Southern District: 1.1% High density, Southern District: 0.0% Medium density, Southern District: 6.7% Separate house, Southern District: 92.2%
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, Southern District: -3 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Southern District: -12 High density, Southern District: -4 Medium density, Southern District: +107 Separate house, Southern District: +1,742
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 6,436 separate houses in the area, 467 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings. In addition, there were 76 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Southern District in 2011 shows that 92.2% of all dwellings were separate houses; 6.7% 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 78.9% of the dwellings in Southern District were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.6% in the City of Onkaparinga. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 21.1%, which is larger compared to that found in the City of Onkaparinga (8.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Southern District increased by 1,833 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Southern District between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+1,742 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+107 dwellings)