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In Unley Ward, 47.8% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 41% in the 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 Type is derived from an assessment by the Census Collector who observes and records the type of dwelling structure.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Unley Ward20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Separate house
1,47551.959.01,46755.260.5+9
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1,25944.338.51,10741.636.6+153
map this data in atlas.idHigh density993.52.4863.22.7+14
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.000.00.00
Other
30.10.100.00.2+3
Not stated
50.20.100.00.0+5

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

Dwelling type
Unley Ward20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings2,52888.690.42,44391.391.8+85
Unoccupied private dwellings32311.39.32298.57.9+94
Non private dwellings30.10.350.20.3-2

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 Unley: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Unley: 0.0% High density, City of Unley: 2.4% Medium density, City of Unley: 38.5% Separate house, City of Unley: 59.0% Other, Unley Ward: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Unley Ward: 0.0% High density, Unley Ward: 3.5% Medium density, Unley Ward: 44.3% Separate house, Unley Ward: 51.9%
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, Unley Ward: +3 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Unley Ward: 0 High density, Unley Ward: +14 Medium density, Unley Ward: +153 Separate house, Unley Ward: +9
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 1,475 separate houses in the area, 1,259 medium density dwellings, and 99 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Unley Ward in 2011 shows that 51.9% of all dwellings were separate houses; 44.3% were medium density dwellings, and 3.5% were in high density dwellings, compared with 59.0%, 38.5%, and 2.4% in the the City of Unley respectively.

In 2011, a total of 88.6% of the dwellings in Unley Ward were occupied on Census night, compared to 90.4% in the City of Unley. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 11.3%, which is larger compared to that found in the City of Unley (9.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Unley Ward increased by 177 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Medium density (+153 dwellings)