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In the City of Playford, 19.2% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 24% in Greater Adelaide.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the City of Playford'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 the City of Playford.

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
City of Playford20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Separate house
26,00580.375.822,49779.776.2+3,508
map this data in atlas.idMedium density6,09318.821.85,41819.221.5+675
map this data in atlas.idHigh density1380.42.01340.51.8+4
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
1240.40.21420.50.3-18
Other
110.00.1250.10.2-14
Not stated
100.00.0170.10.1-7

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

Dwelling type
City of Playford20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings30,02692.792.026,78194.893.0+3,245
Unoccupied private dwellings2,3487.27.81,4555.26.9+893
Non private dwellings190.10.1150.10.2+4

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, Greater Adelaide: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Adelaide: 0.2% High density, Greater Adelaide: 2.0% Medium density, Greater Adelaide: 21.8% Separate house, Greater Adelaide: 75.8% Other, City of Playford: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Playford: 0.4% High density, City of Playford: 0.4% Medium density, City of Playford: 18.8% Separate house, City of Playford: 80.3%
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, City of Playford: -14 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Playford: -18 High density, City of Playford: +4 Medium density, City of Playford: +675 Separate house, City of Playford: +3,508
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 26,005 separate houses in the area, 6,093 medium density dwellings, and 138 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the City of Playford in 2011 shows that 80.3% of all dwellings were separate houses; 18.8% were medium density dwellings, and 0.4% were in high density dwellings, compared with 75.8%, 21.8%, and 2.0% in the Greater Adelaide respectively.

In 2011, a total of 92.7% of the dwellings in the City of Playford were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.0% in Greater Adelaide. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.2%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Adelaide (7.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the City of Playford increased by 4,142 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+3,508 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+675 dwellings)