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Table 8.1 shows the different dwelling structure types in each state and territory in 1999-2000. The table shows that the separate house is the most popular type of dwelling in Australia, making up almost 80% of all dwellings. Tasmania had the highest proportion of separate houses (87%) and the Northern Territory the lowest (70%).

Flats, units or apartments comprise 10% of dwellings in Australia. The Northern Territory (16%) had the highest proportion of flats, units or apartments, followed by New South Wales (14%). Western Australia and Tasmania had relatively low percentages of flats, units or apartments (5%).

Semidetached, row or terrace houses and townhouses accounted for 10% of dwellings in Australia. There was a substantially greater proportion of semidetached housing than of flats, units or apartments in Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania. Conversely, New South Wales and the Northern Territory had substantially more flats, units or apartments than semidetached housing.


8.1 ALL HOUSEHOLDS, By dwelling structure and state/territory - 1999-2000

Separate house
Semidetached/row
or terrace house/
townhouse

Flat/unit/apartment

Total(a)

Total(a)
%
%
%
%
’000

New South Wales
75.4
9.6
14.4
100.0
2,406.0
Victoria
81.7
9.2
8.6
100.0
1,753.2
Queensland
83.3
7.1
8.0
100.0
1,335.8
South Australia
77.5
12.9
8.8
100.0
612.1
Western Australia
79.3
15.1
5.4
100.0
719.1
Tasmania
86.7
7.6
*4.6
100.0
187.6
Northern Territory(b)
70.0
*11.0
*15.5
100.0
53.8
Australian Capital Territory
78.4
*11.6
*9.5
100.0
120.5
Australia
79.3
9.9
10.1
100.0
7,188.1

(a) Includes other dwelling structure.
(b) Excludes remote and sparsely settled areas.

Source: ABS data available on request, Survey of Income and Housing Costs, 1999-2000.


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