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Dwelling type

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In the City of West Torrens, 36.8% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 26% 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 Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
City of West Torrens - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Separate house
16,74762.473.116,60064.075.8+147
map this data in atlas.idMedium density8,94333.323.98,50732.821.8+436
map this data in atlas.idHigh density9353.52.37983.12.0+137
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
700.30.330.00.2+67
Other
420.20.1200.10.1+22
Not stated
940.40.3120.00.0+82

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

Dwelling type
City of West Torrens20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings24,32990.591.523,83491.892.0+495
Unoccupied private dwellings2,5149.48.42,1048.17.8+410
Non private dwellings330.10.1320.10.1+1

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, Greater Adelaide: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Adelaide: 0.3% High density, Greater Adelaide: 2.3% Medium density, Greater Adelaide: 23.9% Separate house, Greater Adelaide: 73.1% Other, City of West Torrens: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of West Torrens: 0.3% High density, City of West Torrens: 3.5% Medium density, City of West Torrens: 33.3% Separate house, City of West Torrens: 62.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
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Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016 Other, City of West Torrens: +22 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of West Torrens: +67 High density, City of West Torrens: +137 Medium density, City of West Torrens: +436 Separate house, City of West Torrens: +147
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 16,747 separate houses in the area, 8,943 medium density dwellings, and 935 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the City of West Torrens in 2016 shows that 62.4% of all dwellings were separate houses; 33.3% were medium density dwellings, and 3.5% were in high density dwellings, compared with 73.1%, 23.9%, and 2.3% in the Greater Adelaide respectively.

In 2016, a total of 90.5% of the dwellings in the City of West Torrens were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.5% in Greater Adelaide. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 9.4%, which is larger compared to that found in Greater Adelaide (8.4%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the City of West Torrens increased by 906 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the City of West Torrens between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Medium density (+436 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+147 dwellings)
  • High density (+137 dwellings)
  • Caravans, cabin, houseboat (+67 dwellings)
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