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Limestone Coast region

Dwelling type

In the Limestone Coast region, 10.4% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 10% 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 Type is derived from an assessment by the Census Collector who observes and records the type of dwelling structure.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Limestone Coast region - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2006 to 2011
Separate house27,35888.487.525,25487.286.2+2,104
Medium density3,14710.29.73,22411.110.6-77
High density610.20.3910.30.2-30
Caravans, cabin, houseboat2460.81.72801.02.1-34
Other1060.30.61090.40.8-3
Not stated350.10.290.00.1+26

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

Dwelling type
Limestone Coast region20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings25,44481.978.124,44484.080.0+1,000
Unoccupied private dwellings5,51317.721.54,53115.619.6+982
Non private dwellings1200.40.41220.40.4-2

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 SA: 0.6% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Regional SA: 1.7% High density, Regional SA: 0.3% Medium density, Regional SA: 9.7% Separate house, Regional SA: 87.5% Other, Limestone Coast region: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Limestone Coast region: 0.8% High density, Limestone Coast region: 0.2% Medium density, Limestone Coast region: 10.2% Separate house, Limestone Coast region: 88.4%
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, Limestone Coast region: -3 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Limestone Coast region: -34 High density, Limestone Coast region: -30 Medium density, Limestone Coast region: -77 Separate house, Limestone Coast region: +2,104
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 27,358 separate houses in the area, 3,147 medium density dwellings, and 61 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the Limestone Coast region in 2011 shows that 88.4% of all dwellings were separate houses; 10.2% were medium density dwellings, and 0.2% were in high density dwellings, compared with 87.5%, 9.7%, and 0.3% in the Regional SA respectively.

In 2011, a total of 81.9% of the dwellings in the Limestone Coast region were occupied on Census night, compared to 78.1% in Regional SA. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 17.7%, which is smaller compared to that found in Regional SA (21.5%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the Limestone Coast region increased by 1,980 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the Limestone Coast region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+2,104 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-77 dwellings)
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