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Tamworth Regional Council

Dwelling type

In Tamworth Regional Council, 12.4% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 16% 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 Type is derived from an assessment by the Census Collector who observes and records the type of dwelling structure.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Tamworth Regional Council - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Separate house
20,87286.181.519,64286.681.7+1,229
map this data in atlas.idMedium density2,92412.114.02,58811.413.6+336
map this data in atlas.idHigh density780.32.21090.52.1-31
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
2200.91.71970.91.9+22
Other
1030.40.51250.60.6-22
Not stated
380.20.2100.00.1+28

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

Dwelling type
Tamworth Regional Council20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings22,01090.586.920,63690.787.1+1,373
Unoccupied private dwellings2,2249.112.82,0318.912.5+192
Non private dwellings930.40.4930.40.40

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, Regional NSW: 0.5% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Regional NSW: 1.7% High density, Regional NSW: 2.2% Medium density, Regional NSW: 14.0% Separate house, Regional NSW: 81.5% Other, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.9% High density, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.3% Medium density, Tamworth Regional Council: 12.1% Separate house, Tamworth Regional Council: 86.1%
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, Tamworth Regional Council: -22 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Tamworth Regional Council: +22 High density, Tamworth Regional Council: -31 Medium density, Tamworth Regional Council: +336 Separate house, Tamworth Regional Council: +1,229
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 20,872 separate houses in the area, 2,924 medium density dwellings, and 78 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Tamworth Regional Council in 2011 shows that 86.1% of all dwellings were separate houses; 12.1% were medium density dwellings, and 0.3% were in high density dwellings, compared with 81.5%, 14.0%, and 2.2% in the Regional NSW respectively.

In 2011, a total of 90.5% of the dwellings in Tamworth Regional Council were occupied on Census night, compared to 86.9% in Regional NSW. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 9.1%, which is smaller compared to that found in Regional NSW (12.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Tamworth Regional Council increased by 1,566 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Tamworth Regional Council between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+1,229 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+336 dwellings)
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