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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2005  
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Contents >> Housing >> Types of dwellings

The separate house is the most popular type of dwelling in Australia, making up almost 80% of total dwellings in 200001. Table 8.1 shows the different dwelling structure types in each state and territory in 200001. Tasmania had the highest proportion of separate houses (88%) and the Northern Territory the lowest (68%).

Flats, units or apartments comprise 11% of total dwellings. New South Wales had the highest proportion of flats, units or apartments (15%), followed by the Northern Territory (14%). Western Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory had relatively low percentages of flats, units or apartments (5% to 7%).

Semi-detached, row or terrace houses, and townhouses accounted for 10% of total dwellings. There was a substantially greater proportion of semi-detached housing than of flats, units or apartments in Western Australia, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory. Conversely, New South Wales had substantially more flats, units or apartments than semi-detached housing.


8.1 ALL HOUSEHOLDS, By dwelling structure and state/territory - 2000-01

Separate house
Semi-detached/row or terrace house/townhouse
Flat/unit/apartment
Total(a)
All households(a)
%
%
%
%
’000

New South Wales
74.1
9.9
15.0
100.0
2,402.2
Victoria
81.1
8.7
10.0
100.0
1,841.7
Queensland
78.1
8.4
12.1
100.0
1,392.2
South Australia
79.6
12.4
7.8
100.0
610.7
Western Australia
80.5
14.1
5.4
100.0
708.4
Tasmania
88.4
*3.9
*6.7
100.0
190.0
Northern Territory(b)
67.6
*16.4
*13.6
100.0
55.8
Australian Capital Territory
78.6
*15.8
*5.3
100.0
114.0
Australia
78.1
9.9
11.3
100.0
7,314.9

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

Source: ABS data available on request, Survey of Income and Housing Costs, 2000-01.


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