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In Elizabeth, 37.0% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 19% in the City of Playford.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Elizabeth'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 Elizabeth.

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
Elizabeth20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Separate house
31663.080.330458.679.7+12
map this data in atlas.idMedium density11623.118.810420.019.2+12
map this data in atlas.idHigh density7014.00.410720.60.5-37
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.400.00.50
Other
00.00.040.80.1-4
Not stated
00.00.000.00.10

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

Dwelling type
Elizabeth20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings47494.092.746991.494.8+5
Unoccupied private dwellings306.07.2448.65.2-14
Non private dwellings00.00.100.00.10

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, 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% Other, Elizabeth: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Elizabeth: 0.0% High density, Elizabeth: 14.0% Medium density, Elizabeth: 23.1% Separate house, Elizabeth: 63.0%
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, Elizabeth: -4 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Elizabeth: 0 High density, Elizabeth: -37 Medium density, Elizabeth: +12 Separate house, Elizabeth: +12
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 316 separate houses in the area, 116 medium density dwellings, and 70 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Elizabeth in 2011 shows that 63.0% of all dwellings were separate houses; 23.1% were medium density dwellings, and 14.0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 80.3%, 18.8%, and 0.4% in the the City of Playford respectively.

In 2011, a total of 94.0% of the dwellings in Elizabeth were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.7% in the City of Playford. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.0%, which is smaller compared to that found in the City of Playford (7.2%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Elizabeth decreased by 8 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Elizabeth between 2006 and 2011.