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Dwelling type

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In Tamworth Regional Council, 11.5% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 17% in Regional NSW.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Tamworth Regional Council'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 Tamworth Regional Council.

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Tamworth Regional Council - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Separate house
22,18685.280.220,87286.181.5+1,314
map this data in atlas.idMedium density2,93711.314.32,92412.114.0+13
map this data in atlas.idHigh density530.22.5780.32.2-25
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
3611.41.92200.91.7+141
Other
3251.20.41030.40.5+222
Not stated
1670.60.7380.20.2+129

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

Dwelling type
Tamworth Regional Council20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings23,45989.887.322,01090.586.9+1,449
Unoccupied private dwellings2,5809.912.32,2249.112.8+356
Non private dwellings950.40.4930.40.4+2

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, Regional NSW: 0.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Regional NSW: 1.9% High density, Regional NSW: 2.5% Medium density, Regional NSW: 14.3% Separate house, Regional NSW: 80.2% Other, Tamworth Regional Council: 1.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Tamworth Regional Council: 1.4% High density, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.2% Medium density, Tamworth Regional Council: 11.3% Separate house, Tamworth Regional Council: 85.2%
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, Tamworth Regional Council: +222 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Tamworth Regional Council: +141 High density, Tamworth Regional Council: -25 Medium density, Tamworth Regional Council: +13 Separate house, Tamworth Regional Council: +1,314
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 22,186 separate houses in the area, 2,937 medium density dwellings, and 53 high density dwellings. In addition, there were 361 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Tamworth Regional Council in 2016 shows that 85.2% of all dwellings were separate houses; 11.3% were medium density dwellings, and 0.2% were in high density dwellings, compared with 80.2%, 14.3%, and 2.5% in the Regional NSW respectively.

In 2016, a total of 89.8% of the dwellings in Tamworth Regional Council were occupied on Census night, compared to 87.3% in Regional NSW. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 9.9%, which is smaller compared to that found in Regional NSW (12.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Tamworth Regional Council increased by 1,807 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Tamworth Regional Council between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Separate house (+1,314 dwellings)
  • Other (+222 dwellings)
  • Caravans, cabin, houseboat (+141 dwellings)
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