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City of West Torrens

Dwelling type

In the City of West Torrens, 35.9% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 24% in Greater Adelaide.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the City of West Torrens'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 West Torrens.

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
City of West Torrens - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Separate house
16,60064.075.816,17664.376.2+424
map this data in atlas.idMedium density8,50732.821.87,98631.721.5+521
map this data in atlas.idHigh density7983.12.09313.71.8-133
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
30.00.2290.10.3-26
Other
200.10.1420.20.2-22
Not stated
120.00.000.00.1+12

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

Dwelling type
City of West Torrens20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings23,83491.892.023,27492.393.0+560
Unoccupied private dwellings2,1048.17.81,8887.56.9+216
Non private dwellings320.10.1590.20.2-27

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, Greater Adelaide: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Adelaide: 0.2% High density, Greater Adelaide: 2.0% Medium density, Greater Adelaide: 21.8% Separate house, Greater Adelaide: 75.8% Other, City of West Torrens: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of West Torrens: 0.0% High density, City of West Torrens: 3.1% Medium density, City of West Torrens: 32.8% Separate house, City of West Torrens: 64.0%
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, City of West Torrens: -22 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of West Torrens: -26 High density, City of West Torrens: -133 Medium density, City of West Torrens: +521 Separate house, City of West Torrens: +424
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 16,600 separate houses in the area, 8,507 medium density dwellings, and 798 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the City of West Torrens in 2011 shows that 64.0% of all dwellings were separate houses; 32.8% were medium density dwellings, and 3.1% were in high density dwellings, compared with 75.8%, 21.8%, and 2.0% in the Greater Adelaide respectively.

In 2011, a total of 91.8% of the dwellings in the City of West Torrens were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.0% in Greater Adelaide. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 8.1%, which is larger compared to that found in Greater Adelaide (7.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the City of West Torrens increased by 749 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the City of West Torrens between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Medium density (+521 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+424 dwellings)
  • High density (-133 dwellings)
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