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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Dwelling type

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, 11.1% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 22% in Regional QLD.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region'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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

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
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2006 to 2011
Separate house95,33186.474.187,39186.572.8+7,940
Medium density11,82410.715.411,03910.915.7+784
High density4300.46.42740.37.3+156
Caravans, cabin, houseboat1,8431.73.21,7151.73.4+128
Other6060.50.65250.50.7+81
Not stated2720.20.2400.00.1+232

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

Dwelling type
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings97,44687.987.789,46888.288.4+7,978
Unoccupied private dwellings12,84711.611.911,51211.311.3+1,335
Non private dwellings5680.50.45140.50.3+54

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, Regional QLD: 0.6% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Regional QLD: 3.2% High density, Regional QLD: 6.4% Medium density, Regional QLD: 15.4% Separate house, Regional QLD: 74.1% Other, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.5% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.7% High density, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.4% Medium density, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 10.7% Separate house, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 86.4%
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, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +81 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +128 High density, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +156 Medium density, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +784 Separate house, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +7,940
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 95,331 separate houses in the area, 11,824 medium density dwellings, and 430 high density dwellings. In addition, there were 1,843 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2011 shows that 86.4% of all dwellings were separate houses; 10.7% were medium density dwellings, and 0.4% were in high density dwellings, compared with 74.1%, 15.4%, and 6.4% in the Regional QLD respectively.

In 2011, a total of 87.9% of the dwellings in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were occupied on Census night, compared to 87.7% in Regional QLD. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 11.6%, which is smaller compared to that found in Regional QLD (11.9%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by 9,366 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+7,940 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+784 dwellings)
  • High density (+156 dwellings)
  • Caravans, cabin, houseboat (+128 dwellings)
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