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In Wollondilly Shire, 5.0% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 40% in Greater Sydney.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Wollondilly Shire'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 Wollondilly Shire.

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
Wollondilly Shire - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Separate house
14,53894.058.913,62495.460.9+914
map this data in atlas.idMedium density7695.019.75073.519.1+262
map this data in atlas.idHigh density30.020.760.019.3-3
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
940.60.2680.50.3+26
Other
570.40.4800.60.4-23
Not stated
30.00.230.00.10

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

Dwelling type
Wollondilly Shire20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings14,37292.892.913,38193.592.4+991
Unoccupied private dwellings1,0897.06.99086.37.4+181
Non private dwellings180.10.2200.10.2-2

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, 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, Wollondilly Shire: 0.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Wollondilly Shire: 0.6% High density, Wollondilly Shire: 0.0% Medium density, Wollondilly Shire: 5.0% Separate house, Wollondilly Shire: 94.0%
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, Wollondilly Shire: -23 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Wollondilly Shire: +26 High density, Wollondilly Shire: -3 Medium density, Wollondilly Shire: +262 Separate house, Wollondilly Shire: +914
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 14,538 separate houses in the area, 769 medium density dwellings, and 3 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Wollondilly Shire in 2011 shows that 94.0% of all dwellings were separate houses; 5.0% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 58.9%, 19.7%, and 20.7% in the Greater Sydney respectively.

In 2011, a total of 92.8% of the dwellings in Wollondilly Shire were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.9% in Greater Sydney. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.0%, which is similar compared to that found in Greater Sydney (6.9%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Wollondilly Shire increased by 1,170 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Wollondilly Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+914 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+262 dwellings)
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