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In the WSROC Region, 29.6% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 44% in Greater Sydney.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the WSROC Region'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 WSROC Region.

Derived from the Census:

'Dwelling Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
WSROC Region - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Separate house365,37269.455.0352,72873.058.9+12,644
Medium density92,56717.620.380,12316.619.7+12,444
High density63,15512.023.547,5879.920.7+15,568
Caravans, cabin, houseboat1,2880.20.38800.20.2+408
Other1,6960.30.51,0430.20.4+652
Not stated2,3280.40.45040.10.1+1,823

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

Dwelling type
WSROC Region20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings495,79694.192.5457,27094.692.9+38,526
Unoccupied private dwellings30,6215.87.325,5545.36.9+5,066
Non private dwellings5900.10.25780.10.2+12

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, WSROC Region: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, WSROC Region: 0.2% High density, WSROC Region: 12.0% Medium density, WSROC Region: 17.6% Separate house, WSROC Region: 69.4%
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, WSROC Region: +652 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, WSROC Region: +408 High density, WSROC Region: +15,568 Medium density, WSROC Region: +12,444 Separate house, WSROC Region: +12,644
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 365,372 separate houses in the area, 92,567 medium density dwellings, and 63,155 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the WSROC Region in 2016 shows that 69.4% of all dwellings were separate houses; 17.6% were medium density dwellings, and 12.0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 55.0%, 20.3%, and 23.5% in the Greater Sydney respectively.

In 2016, a total of 94.1% of the dwellings in the WSROC Region were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.5% in Greater Sydney. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 5.8%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Sydney (7.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the WSROC Region increased by 43,604 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the WSROC Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • High density (+15,568 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+12,644 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+12,444 dwellings)
  • Other (+652 dwellings)
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