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Dwelling type

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In the RDA Northern Territory, 29.6% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 36% in Greater Darwin.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the RDA Northern Territory'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 Northern Territory.

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
RDA Northern Territory - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2011 to 2016
Separate house54,22860.358.650,35062.060.3+3,878
Medium density17,60319.620.016,94220.922.0+661
High density9,06210.115.75,8347.211.9+3,228
Caravans, cabin, houseboat7,4368.34.76,0087.44.4+1,428
Other7440.80.41,4401.81.1-696
Not stated8781.00.76240.80.3+254

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

Dwelling type
RDA Northern Territory20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings79,24687.489.772,57988.691.7+6,667
Unoccupied private dwellings10,71711.810.08,60110.57.9+2,116
Non private dwellings7370.80.36930.80.3+44

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, Greater Darwin: 0.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Darwin: 4.7% High density, Greater Darwin: 15.7% Medium density, Greater Darwin: 20.0% Separate house, Greater Darwin: 58.6% Other, RDA Northern Territory: 0.8% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, RDA Northern Territory: 8.3% High density, RDA Northern Territory: 10.1% Medium density, RDA Northern Territory: 19.6% Separate house, RDA Northern Territory: 60.3%
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, RDA Northern Territory: -696 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, RDA Northern Territory: +1,428 High density, RDA Northern Territory: +3,228 Medium density, RDA Northern Territory: +661 Separate house, RDA Northern Territory: +3,878
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 54,228 separate houses in the area, 17,603 medium density dwellings, and 9,062 high density dwellings. In addition, there were 7,436 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the RDA Northern Territory in 2016 shows that 60.3% of all dwellings were separate houses; 19.6% were medium density dwellings, and 10.1% were in high density dwellings, compared with 58.6%, 20.0%, and 15.7% in the Greater Darwin respectively.

In 2016, a total of 87.4% of the dwellings in the RDA Northern Territory were occupied on Census night, compared to 89.7% in Greater Darwin. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 11.8%, which is larger compared to that found in Greater Darwin (10.0%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the RDA Northern Territory increased by 8,827 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the RDA Northern Territory between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Separate house (+3,878 dwellings)
  • High density (+3,228 dwellings)
  • Caravans, cabin, houseboat (+1,428 dwellings)
  • Other (-696 dwellings)
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