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In Orange City, 15.0% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 17% 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 Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Orange City - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Separate house
14,53483.680.213,41584.181.5+1,119
map this data in atlas.idMedium density2,53114.614.32,25614.114.0+275
map this data in atlas.idHigh density810.52.5780.52.2+3
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
770.41.91070.71.7-30
Other
270.20.4780.50.5-51
Not stated
1430.80.7110.10.2+132

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
Orange City20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings15,69789.987.314,64491.586.9+1,053
Unoccupied private dwellings1,6889.712.31,3008.112.8+388
Non private dwellings660.40.4660.40.40

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling structure, 2016
Dwelling structure, 2016 Other, Regional NSW: 0.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Regional NSW: 1.9% High density, Regional NSW: 2.5% Medium density, Regional NSW: 14.3% Separate house, Regional NSW: 80.2% Other, Orange City: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Orange City: 0.4% High density, Orange City: 0.5% Medium density, Orange City: 14.6% Separate house, Orange City: 83.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016 Other, Orange City: -51 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Orange City: -30 High density, Orange City: +3 Medium density, Orange City: +275 Separate house, Orange City: +1,119
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 14,534 separate houses in the area, 2,531 medium density dwellings, and 81 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Orange City in 2016 shows that 83.6% of all dwellings were separate houses; 14.6% were medium density dwellings, and 0.5% were in high density dwellings, compared with 80.2%, 14.3%, and 2.5% in the Regional NSW respectively.

In 2016, a total of 89.9% of the dwellings in Orange City were occupied on Census night, compared to 87.3% in Regional NSW. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 9.7%, which is smaller compared to that found in Regional NSW (12.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Orange City increased by 1,441 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Orange City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Separate house (+1,119 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+275 dwellings)
  • Other (-51 dwellings)
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