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Eastern Region Alliance area

Dwelling type

In Eastern Region Alliance area, 26.7% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 41% in the City of Unley.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Eastern Region Alliance area'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 Eastern Region Alliance area.

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
Eastern Region Alliance area20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Separate house
91,16573.259.089,43673.960.5+1,729
map this data in atlas.idMedium density31,72225.538.529,85424.736.6+1,868
map this data in atlas.idHigh density1,5071.22.41,5201.32.7-13
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
820.10.0900.10.0-8
Other
680.10.1910.10.2-23
Not stated
460.00.190.00.0+37

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

Dwelling type
Eastern Region Alliance area20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings114,85392.190.4112,80693.191.8+2,047
Unoccupied private dwellings9,7367.89.38,1956.87.9+1,541
Non private dwellings1550.10.31820.20.3-27

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, Eastern Region Alliance area: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Eastern Region Alliance area: 0.1% High density, Eastern Region Alliance area: 1.2% Medium density, Eastern Region Alliance area: 25.5% Separate house, Eastern Region Alliance area: 73.2%
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, Eastern Region Alliance area: -23 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Eastern Region Alliance area: -8 High density, Eastern Region Alliance area: -13 Medium density, Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,868 Separate house, Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,729
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 91,165 separate houses in the area, 31,722 medium density dwellings, and 1,507 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Eastern Region Alliance area in 2011 shows that 73.2% of all dwellings were separate houses; 25.5% were medium density dwellings, and 1.2% 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 92.1% of the dwellings in Eastern Region Alliance area were occupied on Census night, compared to 90.4% in the City of Unley. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.8%, which is smaller compared to that found in the City of Unley (9.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Eastern Region Alliance area increased by 3,561 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Eastern Region Alliance area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Medium density (+1,868 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+1,729 dwellings)