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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Dwelling type

In the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, 0.7% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 23% in Greater Perth.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale'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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.

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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Separate house
6,35198.776.84,48697.877.4+1,865
map this data in atlas.idMedium density460.717.9691.517.8-23
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.04.800.04.10
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
190.30.4110.20.5+8
Other
160.20.1230.50.2-7
Not stated
40.10.100.00.1+4

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

Dwelling type
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings5,84490.890.84,25892.791.3+1,586
Unoccupied private dwellings5919.29.13327.28.6+259
Non private dwellings30.00.130.10.10

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 Perth: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Perth: 0.4% High density, Greater Perth: 4.8% Medium density, Greater Perth: 17.9% Separate house, Greater Perth: 76.8% Other, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.3% High density, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.0% Medium density, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.7% Separate house, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 98.7%
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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: -7 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +8 High density, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0 Medium density, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: -23 Separate house, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +1,865
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 6,351 separate houses in the area, 46 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2011 shows that 98.7% of all dwellings were separate houses; 0.7% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 76.8%, 17.9%, and 4.8% in the Greater Perth respectively.

In 2011, a total of 90.8% of the dwellings in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale were occupied on Census night, compared to 90.8% in Greater Perth. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 9.2%, which is similar compared to that found in Greater Perth (9.1%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale increased by 1,845 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Separate house (+1,865 dwellings)
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