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In Wyong Shire, 17.0% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 40% in Greater Sydney.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Wyong 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 Wyong 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
Wyong Shire - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Separate house
53,41081.458.951,49382.560.9+1,917
map this data in atlas.idMedium density9,15414.019.78,24613.219.1+908
map this data in atlas.idHigh density2,0213.120.71,5702.519.2+451
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
7561.20.29831.60.3-227
Other
2100.30.41150.20.4+95
Not stated
290.00.1270.00.1+2

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

Dwelling type
Wyong Shire20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings57,85188.192.954,09586.592.4+3,756
Unoccupied private dwellings7,73011.86.98,33913.37.4-609
Non private dwellings810.10.2720.10.2+9

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, Wyong Shire: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Wyong Shire: 1.2% High density, Wyong Shire: 3.1% Medium density, Wyong Shire: 14.0% Separate house, Wyong Shire: 81.4%
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, Wyong Shire: +95 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Wyong Shire: -227 High density, Wyong Shire: +451 Medium density, Wyong Shire: +908 Separate house, Wyong Shire: +1,917
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 53,410 separate houses in the area, 9,154 medium density dwellings, and 2,021 high density dwellings. In addition, there were 756 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Wyong Shire in 2011 shows that 81.4% of all dwellings were separate houses; 14.0% were medium density dwellings, and 3.1% were in high density dwellings, compared with 58.9%, 19.7%, and 20.7% in the Greater Sydney respectively.

In 2011, a total of 88.1% of the dwellings in Wyong Shire were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.9% in Greater Sydney. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 11.8%, which is larger compared to that found in Greater Sydney (6.9%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Wyong Shire increased by 3,156 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+1,917 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+908 dwellings)
  • High density (+451 dwellings)
  • Caravans, cabin, houseboat (-227 dwellings)
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