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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Dwelling type

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In the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, 1.3% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 25% 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 Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Separate house
9,42698.174.66,35198.776.7+3,075
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1261.319.6460.717.9+80
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.05.100.04.80
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
230.20.4190.30.4+4
Other
80.10.1160.20.1-8
Not stated
230.20.240.10.1+19

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

Dwelling type
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings8,84992.089.45,84490.890.8+3,005
Unoccupied private dwellings7668.010.55919.29.1+175
Non private dwellings80.10.130.00.1+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, Greater Perth: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Perth: 0.4% High density, Greater Perth: 5.1% Medium density, Greater Perth: 19.6% Separate house, Greater Perth: 74.6% Other, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.2% High density, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.0% Medium density, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.3% Separate house, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 98.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
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Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016 Other, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: -8 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +4 High density, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0 Medium density, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +80 Separate house, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +3,075
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
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Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 9,426 separate houses in the area, 126 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2016 shows that 98.1% of all dwellings were separate houses; 1.3% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 74.6%, 19.6%, and 5.1% in the Greater Perth respectively.

In 2016, a total of 92.0% of the dwellings in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale were occupied on Census night, compared to 89.4% in Greater Perth. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 8.0%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Perth (10.5%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale increased by 3,185 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Separate house (+3,075 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+80 dwellings)
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