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In Parkes Shire, 9.9% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 17% 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 Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Parkes Shire - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162001Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2001 to 2016
Separate house5,89187.480.25,44188.881.1+450
Medium density6539.714.34968.113.2+157
High density170.32.5120.21.9+5
Caravans, cabin, houseboat811.21.9861.42.2-5
Other220.30.4530.90.8-31
Not stated761.10.7360.60.8+40

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
Parkes Shire20162001Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2001 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings5,84586.287.35,50289.388.0+343
Unoccupied private dwellings89513.212.362510.111.6+270
Non private dwellings370.50.4350.60.4+2

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 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, Parkes Shire: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Parkes Shire: 1.2% High density, Parkes Shire: 0.3% Medium density, Parkes Shire: 9.7% Separate house, Parkes Shire: 87.4%
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, 2001 to 2016
Change in dwelling structure, 2001 to 2016 Other, Parkes Shire: -31 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Parkes Shire: -5 High density, Parkes Shire: +5 Medium density, Parkes Shire: +157 Separate house, Parkes Shire: +450
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2001 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 5,891 separate houses in the area, 653 medium density dwellings, and 17 high density dwellings. In addition, there were 81 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Parkes Shire in 2016 shows that 87.4% of all dwellings were separate houses; 9.7% were medium density dwellings, and 0.3% were in high density dwellings, compared with 80.2%, 14.3%, and 2.5% in the Regional NSW respectively.

In 2016, a total of 86.2% of the dwellings in Parkes Shire were occupied on Census night, compared to 87.3% in Regional NSW. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 13.2%, which is larger compared to that found in Regional NSW (12.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Parkes Shire increased by 615 between 2001 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Parkes Shire between 2001 and 2016 were:

  • Separate house (+450 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+157 dwellings)
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