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Limestone Coast region

Dwelling type

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In the Limestone Coast region, 11.8% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 11% in Regional SA.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the Limestone Coast 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 Limestone Coast region.

Derived from the Census:

'Dwelling Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Limestone Coast region - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Separate house27,50186.586.127,35888.487.5+143
Medium density3,73711.810.53,14710.29.7+590
High density260.10.1610.20.3-35
Caravans, cabin, houseboat3611.12.42460.81.7+115
Other460.10.31060.30.6-60
Not stated1290.40.6350.10.2+94

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

Dwelling type
Limestone Coast region20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings26,15682.077.725,44481.978.1+712
Unoccupied private dwellings5,63417.721.95,51317.721.5+121
Non private dwellings1250.40.41200.40.4+5

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, Regional SA: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Regional SA: 2.4% High density, Regional SA: 0.1% Medium density, Regional SA: 10.5% Separate house, Regional SA: 86.1% Other, Limestone Coast region: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Limestone Coast region: 1.1% High density, Limestone Coast region: 0.1% Medium density, Limestone Coast region: 11.8% Separate house, Limestone Coast region: 86.5%
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, Limestone Coast region: -60 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Limestone Coast region: +115 High density, Limestone Coast region: -35 Medium density, Limestone Coast region: +590 Separate house, Limestone Coast region: +143
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 27,501 separate houses in the area, 3,737 medium density dwellings, and 26 high density dwellings. In addition, there were 361 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the Limestone Coast region in 2016 shows that 86.5% of all dwellings were separate houses; 11.8% were medium density dwellings, and 0.1% were in high density dwellings, compared with 86.1%, 10.5%, and 0.1% in the Regional SA respectively.

In 2016, a total of 82.0% of the dwellings in the Limestone Coast region were occupied on Census night, compared to 77.7% in Regional SA. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 17.7%, which is smaller compared to that found in Regional SA (21.9%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the Limestone Coast region increased by 838 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the Limestone Coast region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Medium density (+590 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+143 dwellings)
  • Caravans, cabin, houseboat (+115 dwellings)
  • Other (-60 dwellings)
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