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In Water Gully Ward, 10.5% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 11% in the City of Tea Tree Gully.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Water Gully Ward'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 Water Gully Ward.

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
Water Gully Ward20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
Separate house
5,87889.489.05,74889.589.5+130
map this data in atlas.idMedium density66410.110.966910.410.4-5
map this data in atlas.idHigh density270.40.100.00.1+27
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.030.00.0-3
Other
00.00.030.00.0-3
Not stated
40.10.000.00.0+4

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

Dwelling type
Water Gully Ward20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings6,18093.994.16,09894.895.0+81
Unoccupied private dwellings4016.15.83325.24.9+70
Non private dwellings30.00.030.00.10

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, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.0% High density, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.1% Medium density, City of Tea Tree Gully: 10.9% Separate house, City of Tea Tree Gully: 89.0% Other, Water Gully Ward: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Water Gully Ward: 0.0% High density, Water Gully Ward: 0.4% Medium density, Water Gully Ward: 10.1% Separate house, Water Gully Ward: 89.4%
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, Water Gully Ward: -3 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Water Gully Ward: -3 High density, Water Gully Ward: +27 Medium density, Water Gully Ward: -5 Separate house, Water Gully Ward: +130
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 5,878 separate houses in the area, 664 medium density dwellings, and 27 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Water Gully Ward in 2011 shows that 89.4% of all dwellings were separate houses; 10.1% were medium density dwellings, and 0.4% were in high density dwellings, compared with 89.0%, 10.9%, and 0.1% in the the City of Tea Tree Gully respectively.

In 2011, a total of 93.9% of the dwellings in Water Gully Ward were occupied on Census night, compared to 94.1% in the City of Tea Tree Gully. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.1%, which is larger compared to that found in the City of Tea Tree Gully (5.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Water Gully Ward increased by 151 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in Water Gully Ward between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Separate house (+130 dwellings)