A4.1 Structural safety

Survey Data

Percentage of houses Total houses surveyed Change since 2006*
Type of walls—brick, concrete block, concrete, earth 27% 7714 1%
Type of walls—brick veneer 19% 7714 -4%
Type of walls—steel frame and fibrous cement, timber, or steel 34% 7714 4%
Type of walls—timber frame and fibrous cement, timber, or steel 18% 7714 2%
Type of walls—other (insulated panel, logs, and so on) 4% 7714 -2%
Termites not present 80% 7712 8%
Walls—inside condition good = all OK 47% 7712 2%
Walls—inside condition fair = water, mould 28% 7712 2%
Walls—inside condition poor = holes, cracks, water, mould 25% 7712 -4%
Walls—outside condition good = all OK 60% 7709 6%
Walls—outside condition fair = minor cracking, repair needed 24% 7709 -1%
Walls—outside condition poor = holes, large cracks 16% 7709 -5%
Floor—finish and condition good = all floors OK 53% 7710 4%
Floor—finish and condition fair = not unsafe, but poor finish 28% 7710 -1%
Floor—finish and condition poor = holes, unsafe 18% 7710 -4%
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