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In Brighton, 39.2% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 32% in City of Bayside.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Brighton'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 Brighton.

Derived from the Census:

'Dwelling Type is derived from an assessment by the Census Collector who observes and records the type of dwelling structure.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Brighton20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Separate house
5,62860.267.45,35659.867.7+272
map this data in atlas.idMedium density3,20034.229.13,31437.029.7-114
map this data in atlas.idHigh density4665.03.12192.41.9+247
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.040.00.0-4
Other
490.50.4690.80.7-20
Not stated
130.10.100.00.0+13

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
Brighton20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings8,37689.391.38,05889.591.1+318
Unoccupied private dwellings98010.58.592010.28.8+60
Non private dwellings200.20.2250.30.2-5

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling structure, 2011
Dwelling structure, 2011 Other, City of Bayside: 0.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Bayside: 0.0% High density, City of Bayside: 3.1% Medium density, City of Bayside: 29.1% Separate house, City of Bayside: 67.4% Other, Brighton: 0.5% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Brighton: 0.0% High density, Brighton: 5.0% Medium density, Brighton: 34.2% Separate house, Brighton: 60.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011 Other, Brighton: -20 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Brighton: -4 High density, Brighton: +247 Medium density, Brighton: -114 Separate house, Brighton: +272
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2011, there were 5,628 separate houses in the area, 3,200 medium density dwellings, and 466 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Brighton in 2011 shows that 60.2% of all dwellings were separate houses; 34.2% were medium density dwellings, and 5.0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 67.4%, 29.1%, and 3.1% in the City of Bayside respectively.

In 2011, a total of 89.3% of the dwellings in Brighton were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.3% in City of Bayside. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 10.5%, which is larger compared to that found in City of Bayside (8.5%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Brighton increased by 371 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Brighton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+272 dwellings)
  • High density (+247 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-114 dwellings)