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In Cheltenham, 39.2% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 38% in City of Bayside.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Cheltenham'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 Cheltenham.

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Cheltenham - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
Separate house
91760.060.81,08675.667.4-169
map this data in atlas.idMedium density59138.730.633723.529.1+254
map this data in atlas.idHigh density80.57.600.03.1+8
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.000.0--0
Other
30.20.6120.90.4-9
Not stated
80.60.400.00.1+9

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

Dwelling type
Cheltenham20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings1,41491.689.51,32592.691.3+89
Unoccupied private dwellings1298.410.41037.28.5+26
Non private dwellings00.00.130.20.2-3

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, City of Bayside: 0.6% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Bayside: 0.0% High density, City of Bayside: 7.6% Medium density, City of Bayside: 30.6% Separate house, City of Bayside: 60.8% Other, Cheltenham: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Cheltenham: 0.0% High density, Cheltenham: 0.5% Medium density, Cheltenham: 38.7% Separate house, Cheltenham: 60.0%
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, Cheltenham: -9 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Cheltenham: 0 High density, Cheltenham: +8 Medium density, Cheltenham: +254 Separate house, Cheltenham: -169
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 917 separate houses in the area, 591 medium density dwellings, and 8 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Cheltenham in 2016 shows that 60.0% of all dwellings were separate houses; 38.7% were medium density dwellings, and 0.5% were in high density dwellings, compared with 60.8%, 30.6%, and 7.6% in the City of Bayside respectively.

In 2016, a total of 91.6% of the dwellings in Cheltenham were occupied on Census night, compared to 89.5% in City of Bayside. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 8.4%, which is smaller compared to that found in City of Bayside (10.4%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Cheltenham increased by 112 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Cheltenham between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Medium density (+254 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-169 dwellings)
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