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In Unley Ward, 50.3% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 43% in City of Unley.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Unley 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 Unley Ward.

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Unley Ward - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
Separate house
1,54249.657.11,55650.959.0-14
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1,42145.738.61,35944.438.5+62
map this data in atlas.idHigh density1404.53.91354.42.4+5
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.000.0--0
Other
30.10.130.10.1+1
Not stated
00.00.240.20.1-5

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

Dwelling type
Unley Ward20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings2,72687.989.82,70788.290.4+19
Unoccupied private dwellings37412.19.935811.79.3+16
Non private dwellings00.00.230.10.3-4

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, 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% Other, Unley Ward: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Unley Ward: 0.0% High density, Unley Ward: 4.5% Medium density, Unley Ward: 45.7% Separate house, Unley Ward: 49.6%
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, Unley Ward: +1 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Unley Ward: 0 High density, Unley Ward: +5 Medium density, Unley Ward: +62 Separate house, Unley Ward: -14
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 1,542 separate houses in the area, 1,421 medium density dwellings, and 140 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Unley Ward in 2016 shows that 49.6% of all dwellings were separate houses; 45.7% were medium density dwellings, and 4.5% were in high density dwellings, compared with 57.1%, 38.6%, and 3.9% in the City of Unley respectively.

In 2016, a total of 87.9% of the dwellings in Unley Ward were occupied on Census night, compared to 89.8% in City of Unley. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 12.1%, which is larger compared to that found in City of Unley (9.9%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Unley Ward increased by 31 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in Unley Ward between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Medium density (+62 dwellings)
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