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Smithfield Plains

Dwelling type

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In Smithfield Plains, 19.9% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 20% 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 Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Smithfield Plains - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
Separate house
97879.879.277378.980.3+205
map this data in atlas.idMedium density24419.920.020220.718.8+42
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.200.00.40
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.340.40.4-4
Other
00.00.000.00.00
Not stated
30.20.200.00.0+3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
Smithfield Plains20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings1,11790.292.688189.992.7+237
Unoccupied private dwellings1219.87.49810.17.2+23
Non private dwellings00.00.000.00.10

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling structure, 2016
Dwelling structure, 2016 Other, City of Playford: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Playford: 0.3% High density, City of Playford: 0.2% Medium density, City of Playford: 20.0% Separate house, City of Playford: 79.2% Other, Smithfield Plains: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Smithfield Plains: 0.0% High density, Smithfield Plains: 0.0% Medium density, Smithfield Plains: 19.9% Separate house, Smithfield Plains: 79.8%
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, 2011 to 2016
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016 Other, Smithfield Plains: 0 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Smithfield Plains: -4 High density, Smithfield Plains: 0 Medium density, Smithfield Plains: +42 Separate house, Smithfield Plains: +205
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 978 separate houses in the area, 244 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Smithfield Plains in 2016 shows that 79.8% of all dwellings were separate houses; 19.9% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 79.2%, 20.0%, and 0.2% in the the City of Playford respectively.

In 2016, a total of 90.2% of the dwellings in Smithfield Plains were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.6% in the City of Playford. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 9.8%, which is larger compared to that found in the City of Playford (7.4%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Smithfield Plains increased by 260 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in Smithfield Plains between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Separate house (+205 dwellings)
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