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Wollondilly Shire

Dwelling type

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In Wollondilly Shire, 5.2% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 44% 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 Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Wollondilly Shire - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Separate house
15,65793.555.014,53894.058.9+1,119
map this data in atlas.idMedium density8715.220.37695.019.7+102
map this data in atlas.idHigh density60.023.530.020.7+3
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
1180.70.3940.60.2+24
Other
370.20.5570.40.4-20
Not stated
580.30.430.00.1+55

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

Dwelling type
Wollondilly Shire20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings15,80994.292.514,37292.892.9+1,437
Unoccupied private dwellings9495.77.31,0897.06.9-140
Non private dwellings240.10.2180.10.2+6

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 Sydney: 0.5% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Sydney: 0.3% High density, Greater Sydney: 23.5% Medium density, Greater Sydney: 20.3% Separate house, Greater Sydney: 55.0% Other, Wollondilly Shire: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Wollondilly Shire: 0.7% High density, Wollondilly Shire: 0.0% Medium density, Wollondilly Shire: 5.2% Separate house, Wollondilly Shire: 93.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016 Other, Wollondilly Shire: -20 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Wollondilly Shire: +24 High density, Wollondilly Shire: +3 Medium density, Wollondilly Shire: +102 Separate house, Wollondilly Shire: +1,119
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 15,657 separate houses in the area, 871 medium density dwellings, and 6 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Wollondilly Shire in 2016 shows that 93.5% of all dwellings were separate houses; 5.2% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 55.0%, 20.3%, and 23.5% in the Greater Sydney respectively.

In 2016, a total of 94.2% of the dwellings in Wollondilly Shire were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.5% in Greater Sydney. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 5.7%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Sydney (7.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Wollondilly Shire increased by 1,303 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Wollondilly Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Separate house (+1,119 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+102 dwellings)
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