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RDA Northern Territory

Dwelling type

In the RDA Northern Territory, 28.0% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 34% 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 Type is derived from an assessment by the Census Collector who observes and records the type of dwelling structure.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
RDA Northern Territory - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2006 to 2011
Separate house50,35062.060.347,25863.762.2+3,092
Medium density16,94220.922.014,12819.020.8+2,814
High density5,8347.211.94,9336.710.6+901
Caravans, cabin, houseboat6,0087.44.45,4727.44.7+536
Other1,4401.81.12,2753.11.6-835
Not stated6240.80.31120.20.1+512

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

Dwelling type
RDA Northern Territory20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings72,57988.691.767,15890.093.4+5,421
Unoccupied private dwellings8,60110.57.97,0379.46.3+1,564
Non private dwellings6930.80.34590.60.3+234

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, Greater Darwin: 1.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Darwin: 4.4% High density, Greater Darwin: 11.9% Medium density, Greater Darwin: 22.0% Separate house, Greater Darwin: 60.3% Other, RDA Northern Territory: 1.8% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, RDA Northern Territory: 7.4% High density, RDA Northern Territory: 7.2% Medium density, RDA Northern Territory: 20.9% Separate house, RDA Northern Territory: 62.0%
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 Northern Territory: -835 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, RDA Northern Territory: +536 High density, RDA Northern Territory: +901 Medium density, RDA Northern Territory: +2,814 Separate house, RDA Northern Territory: +3,092
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 50,350 separate houses in the area, 16,942 medium density dwellings, and 5,834 high density dwellings. In addition, there were 6,008 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the RDA Northern Territory in 2011 shows that 62.0% of all dwellings were separate houses; 20.9% were medium density dwellings, and 7.2% were in high density dwellings, compared with 60.3%, 22.0%, and 11.9% in the Greater Darwin respectively.

In 2011, a total of 88.6% of the dwellings in the RDA Northern Territory were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.7% in Greater Darwin. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 10.5%, which is larger compared to that found in Greater Darwin (7.9%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the RDA Northern Territory increased by 7,230 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the RDA Northern Territory between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+3,092 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+2,814 dwellings)
  • High density (+901 dwellings)
  • Other (-835 dwellings)
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