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In Orange City, 14.6% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 16% in Regional NSW.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Orange City'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 Orange City.

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
Orange City - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Separate house
13,41584.181.512,78586.081.7+630
map this data in atlas.idMedium density2,25614.114.01,81312.213.6+443
map this data in atlas.idHigh density780.52.21380.92.1-60
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
1070.71.7730.51.9+34
Other
780.50.5560.40.6+22
Not stated
110.10.290.10.1+2

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

Dwelling type
Orange City20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings14,64491.586.913,44490.087.1+1,200
Unoccupied private dwellings1,3008.112.81,4299.612.5-129
Non private dwellings660.40.4570.40.4+9

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, Regional NSW: 0.5% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Regional NSW: 1.7% High density, Regional NSW: 2.2% Medium density, Regional NSW: 14.0% Separate house, Regional NSW: 81.5% Other, Orange City: 0.5% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Orange City: 0.7% High density, Orange City: 0.5% Medium density, Orange City: 14.1% Separate house, Orange City: 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, Orange City: +22 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Orange City: +34 High density, Orange City: -60 Medium density, Orange City: +443 Separate house, Orange City: +630
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 13,415 separate houses in the area, 2,256 medium density dwellings, and 78 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Orange City in 2011 shows that 84.1% of all dwellings were separate houses; 14.1% were medium density dwellings, and 0.5% were in high density dwellings, compared with 81.5%, 14.0%, and 2.2% in the Regional NSW respectively.

In 2011, a total of 91.5% of the dwellings in Orange City were occupied on Census night, compared to 86.9% in Regional NSW. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 8.1%, which is smaller compared to that found in Regional NSW (12.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Orange City increased by 1,080 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Orange City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+630 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+443 dwellings)
  • High density (-60 dwellings)
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