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In Parkes Shire, 7.0% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 16% in Regional NSW.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Parkes Shire'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 Parkes Shire.

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
Parkes Shire - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Separate house5,92690.981.55,64089.581.7+286
Medium density4456.814.05248.313.6-79
High density110.22.200.02.1+11
Caravans, cabin, houseboat1061.61.7851.31.9+21
Other240.40.5560.90.6-32
Not stated60.10.200.00.1+6

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

Dwelling type
Parkes Shire20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings5,79088.486.95,58888.087.1+202
Unoccupied private dwellings73211.212.871811.312.5+14
Non private dwellings310.50.4420.70.4-11

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, Parkes Shire: 0.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Parkes Shire: 1.6% High density, Parkes Shire: 0.2% Medium density, Parkes Shire: 6.8% Separate house, Parkes Shire: 90.9%
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, Parkes Shire: -32 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Parkes Shire: +21 High density, Parkes Shire: +11 Medium density, Parkes Shire: -79 Separate house, Parkes Shire: +286
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 5,926 separate houses in the area, 445 medium density dwellings, and 11 high density dwellings. In addition, there were 106 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Parkes Shire in 2011 shows that 90.9% of all dwellings were separate houses; 6.8% were medium density dwellings, and 0.2% were in high density dwellings, compared with 81.5%, 14.0%, and 2.2% in the Regional NSW respectively.

In 2011, a total of 88.4% of the dwellings in Parkes Shire were occupied on Census night, compared to 86.9% in Regional NSW. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 11.2%, which is smaller compared to that found in Regional NSW (12.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Parkes Shire increased by 205 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Parkes Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+286 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-79 dwellings)
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