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In Highett, 31.5% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 32% in City of Bayside.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Highett'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 Highett.

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
Highett20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Separate house
1,84368.367.41,90272.167.7-59
map this data in atlas.idMedium density84431.329.171627.129.7+128
map this data in atlas.idHigh density80.33.130.11.9+5
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.000.00.00
Other
50.20.4180.70.7-13
Not stated
00.00.100.00.00

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

Dwelling type
Highett20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings2,55294.491.32,46593.491.1+86
Unoccupied private dwellings1485.58.51706.58.8-22
Non private dwellings30.10.220.10.20

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, Highett: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Highett: 0.0% High density, Highett: 0.3% Medium density, Highett: 31.3% Separate house, Highett: 68.3%
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, Highett: -13 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Highett: 0 High density, Highett: +5 Medium density, Highett: +128 Separate house, Highett: -59
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 1,843 separate houses in the area, 844 medium density dwellings, and 8 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Highett in 2011 shows that 68.3% of all dwellings were separate houses; 31.3% were medium density dwellings, and 0.3% 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 94.4% of the dwellings in Highett were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.3% in City of Bayside. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 5.5%, which is smaller compared to that found in City of Bayside (8.5%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Highett increased by 65 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Medium density (+128 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-59 dwellings)