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In Smithfield Plains, 20.7% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 19% in the City of Playford.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Smithfield Plains'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 Smithfield Plains.

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
Smithfield Plains20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Separate house
77378.980.391084.079.7-137
map this data in atlas.idMedium density20320.718.817316.019.2+30
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.400.00.50
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
40.40.400.00.5+4
Other
00.00.000.00.10
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
Smithfield Plains20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings88189.992.71,01994.094.8-138
Unoccupied private dwellings9910.17.2656.05.2+34
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, Smithfield Plains: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Smithfield Plains: 0.4% High density, Smithfield Plains: 0.0% Medium density, Smithfield Plains: 20.7% Separate house, Smithfield Plains: 78.9%
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, Smithfield Plains: 0 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Smithfield Plains: +4 High density, Smithfield Plains: 0 Medium density, Smithfield Plains: +30 Separate house, Smithfield Plains: -137
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 773 separate houses in the area, 203 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Smithfield Plains in 2011 shows that 78.9% of all dwellings were separate houses; 20.7% were medium density dwellings, and 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 89.9% of the dwellings in Smithfield Plains were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.7% in the City of Playford. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 10.1%, which is larger compared to that found in the City of Playford (7.2%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Smithfield Plains decreased by 104 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in Smithfield Plains between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Separate house (-137 dwellings)