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Dwelling type

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In the City of Unley, 42.5% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 26% in Greater Adelaide.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the City of Unley'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 City of Unley.

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
City of Unley - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Separate house
9,76257.173.19,90159.075.8-139
map this data in atlas.idMedium density6,60338.623.96,46938.521.8+134
map this data in atlas.idHigh density6663.92.34012.42.0+265
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
30.00.300.00.2+3
Other
200.10.190.10.1+11
Not stated
370.20.3140.10.0+23

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

Dwelling type
City of Unley20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings15,39589.891.515,21790.492.0+178
Unoccupied private dwellings1,7039.98.41,5749.37.8+129
Non private dwellings370.20.1440.30.1-7

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 Adelaide: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Adelaide: 0.3% High density, Greater Adelaide: 2.3% Medium density, Greater Adelaide: 23.9% Separate house, Greater Adelaide: 73.1% Other, City of Unley: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Unley: 0.0% High density, City of Unley: 3.9% Medium density, City of Unley: 38.6% Separate house, City of Unley: 57.1%
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, City of Unley: +11 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Unley: +3 High density, City of Unley: +265 Medium density, City of Unley: +134 Separate house, City of Unley: -139
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 9,762 separate houses in the area, 6,603 medium density dwellings, and 666 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the City of Unley in 2016 shows that 57.1% of all dwellings were separate houses; 38.6% were medium density dwellings, and 3.9% were in high density dwellings, compared with 73.1%, 23.9%, and 2.3% in the Greater Adelaide respectively.

In 2016, a total of 89.8% of the dwellings in the City of Unley were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.5% in Greater Adelaide. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 9.9%, which is larger compared to that found in Greater Adelaide (8.4%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the City of Unley increased by 300 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the City of Unley between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • High density (+265 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-139 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+134 dwellings)
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