Beyond this point, one can increase only at the expense of the other. Do study areas with higher net residential dwelling unit densities have more non-ground-related dwellings in their housing type mix?
Conversely, do study areas with lower net residential dwelling unit densities have more single-detached dwellings in their housing type mix? In general, the higher the density, the lower the proportion of single-detached dwellings.
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The proportions of the different types of attached dwellings varies greatly from one study area to another, however. While containing a much higher proportion of high-rise apartments than the other cases, classic "tower-in-the-park" neighbourhoods such as the Peanut and Mississauga Valleys have only three-quarters the density of Riverdale. Riverdale achieves the highest net residential dwelling unit density with fewer apartments in buildings over five storeys than any study area with more than 30 dwelling units per net hectare.
At the same time, Riverdale has about the same proportion of attached dwellings as the Richmond Hill study area and ground-related dwellings as the Whitby study area, both of which have relatively low densities. The relationship is weaker with respect to units in apartment and duplex form Fig.
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The proportion of detached dwellings in the housing type mix appears to be the largest determinant of net residential density. Variation in average household size has a profound effect on the impact of housing type mix on population density. Neighbourhoods with low dwelling unit densities but larger households have higher net population densities than they would if household size was constant across all neighbourhoods. Compared to Fig. For example, Malvern, which at 3. The Old Oshawa and Oshawa West study areas, which average 2. The answer is a qualified yes to both questions.
The proportion of detached dwellings in the housing type mix is the most significant determinant of net residential dwelling unit density. In general, the higher the proportion of detached dwellings, the lower the density. The proportion of apartments and duplexes in the housing type mix is only loosely associated with higher net residential density. Nevertheless, non-ground-related dwellings need not be in high-rise form for high densities to be achieved.
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