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In The Hills Shire, 15.0% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 40% in Greater Sydney.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of The Hills Shire'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 Hills Shire.

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
The Hills Shire - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Separate house
40,12284.758.938,56885.960.9+1,554
map this data in atlas.idMedium density5,44611.519.74,95011.019.1+497
map this data in atlas.idHigh density1,6523.520.71,2242.719.3+428
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
540.10.21040.20.3-50
Other
310.10.4300.10.4+1
Not stated
410.10.200.00.1+41

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

Dwelling type
The Hills Shire20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings45,12795.392.942,16093.992.4+2,967
Unoccupied private dwellings2,2044.76.92,7316.17.4-527
Non private dwellings380.10.2270.10.2+11

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 Sydney: 0.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Sydney: 0.2% High density, Greater Sydney: 20.7% Medium density, Greater Sydney: 19.7% Separate house, Greater Sydney: 58.9% Other, The Hills Shire: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, The Hills Shire: 0.1% High density, The Hills Shire: 3.5% Medium density, The Hills Shire: 11.5% Separate house, The Hills Shire: 84.7%
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, The Hills Shire: +1 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, The Hills Shire: -50 High density, The Hills Shire: +428 Medium density, The Hills Shire: +497 Separate house, The Hills Shire: +1,554
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 40,122 separate houses in the area, 5,446 medium density dwellings, and 1,652 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in The Hills Shire in 2011 shows that 84.7% of all dwellings were separate houses; 11.5% were medium density dwellings, and 3.5% were in high density dwellings, compared with 58.9%, 19.7%, and 20.7% in the Greater Sydney respectively.

In 2011, a total of 95.3% of the dwellings in The Hills Shire were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.9% in Greater Sydney. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 4.7%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Sydney (6.9%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in The Hills Shire increased by 2,451 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in The Hills Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+1,554 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+497 dwellings)
  • High density (+428 dwellings)
  • Caravans, cabin, houseboat (-50 dwellings)
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