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Bass Coast Shire

Dwelling type

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In Bass Coast Shire, 7.3% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 10% in Regional VIC.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Bass Coast 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 Bass Coast Shire.

Derived from the Census:

'Dwelling Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Bass Coast Shire - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Separate house
23,51491.287.921,77790.387.8+1,737
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1,7856.99.91,8947.910.4-109
map this data in atlas.idHigh density930.40.31850.80.3-92
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
2891.11.12070.91.0+82
Other
330.10.3490.20.4-16
Not stated
800.30.5120.00.1+68

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
Bass Coast Shire20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings14,35155.683.613,02853.983.3+1,323
Unoccupied private dwellings11,42344.216.111,10345.916.3+320
Non private dwellings420.20.3510.20.4-9

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling structure, 2016
Dwelling structure, 2016 Other, Regional VIC: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Regional VIC: 1.1% High density, Regional VIC: 0.3% Medium density, Regional VIC: 9.9% Separate house, Regional VIC: 87.9% Other, Bass Coast Shire: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Bass Coast Shire: 1.1% High density, Bass Coast Shire: 0.4% Medium density, Bass Coast Shire: 6.9% Separate house, Bass Coast Shire: 91.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016 Other, Bass Coast Shire: -16 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Bass Coast Shire: +82 High density, Bass Coast Shire: -92 Medium density, Bass Coast Shire: -109 Separate house, Bass Coast Shire: +1,737
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 23,514 separate houses in the area, 1,785 medium density dwellings, and 93 high density dwellings. In addition, there were 289 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Bass Coast Shire in 2016 shows that 91.2% of all dwellings were separate houses; 6.9% were medium density dwellings, and 0.4% were in high density dwellings, compared with 87.9%, 9.9%, and 0.3% in the Regional VIC respectively.

In 2016, a total of 55.6% of the dwellings in Bass Coast Shire were occupied on Census night, compared to 83.6% in Regional VIC. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 44.2%, which is larger compared to that found in Regional VIC (16.1%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Bass Coast Shire increased by 1,634 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Bass Coast Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Separate house (+1,737 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-109 dwellings)
  • High density (-92 dwellings)
  • Caravans, cabin, houseboat (+82 dwellings)
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