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Warringah Council area

Dwelling type

In Warringah Council area, 41.0% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 40% in Greater Sydney.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Warringah Council 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 Warringah Council 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
Warringah Council area - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Separate house
32,83158.758.932,60759.960.9+224
map this data in atlas.idMedium density8,40915.019.78,09014.919.1+319
map this data in atlas.idHigh density14,51925.920.713,55224.919.2+967
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
470.10.2650.10.3-18
Other
1110.20.41430.30.4-32
Not stated
390.10.160.00.1+33

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

Dwelling type
Warringah Council area20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings52,43993.692.950,59392.892.4+1,846
Unoccupied private dwellings3,5196.36.93,8717.17.4-352
Non private dwellings560.10.2640.10.2-8

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, Warringah Council area: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Warringah Council area: 0.1% High density, Warringah Council area: 25.9% Medium density, Warringah Council area: 15.0% Separate house, Warringah Council area: 58.7%
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, Warringah Council area: -32 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Warringah Council area: -18 High density, Warringah Council area: +967 Medium density, Warringah Council area: +319 Separate house, Warringah Council area: +224
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 32,831 separate houses in the area, 8,409 medium density dwellings, and 14,519 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Warringah Council area in 2011 shows that 58.7% of all dwellings were separate houses; 15.0% were medium density dwellings, and 25.9% were in high density dwellings, compared with 58.9%, 19.7%, and 20.7% in the Greater Sydney respectively.

In 2011, a total of 93.6% of the dwellings in Warringah Council area were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.9% in Greater Sydney. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.3%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Sydney (6.9%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Warringah Council area increased by 1,486 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Warringah Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • High density (+967 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+319 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+224 dwellings)
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