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In Central Ward, 31.3% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 32% in City of Bayside.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Central Ward'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 Central Ward.

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
Central Ward20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Separate house
10,81068.367.410,94870.867.7-137
map this data in atlas.idMedium density4,55628.829.14,20727.229.7+350
map this data in atlas.idHigh density4022.53.12431.61.9+159
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.000.00.00
Other
530.30.4690.40.7-16
Not stated
30.00.100.00.0+3

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

Dwelling type
Central Ward20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings14,66392.591.314,25192.291.1+413
Unoccupied private dwellings1,1717.48.51,2027.88.8-31
Non private dwellings180.10.2100.10.2+8

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, Central Ward: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Central Ward: 0.0% High density, Central Ward: 2.5% Medium density, Central Ward: 28.8% Separate house, Central Ward: 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, Central Ward: -16 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Central Ward: 0 High density, Central Ward: +159 Medium density, Central Ward: +350 Separate house, Central Ward: -137
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 10,810 separate houses in the area, 4,556 medium density dwellings, and 402 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Central Ward in 2011 shows that 68.3% of all dwellings were separate houses; 28.8% were medium density dwellings, and 2.5% 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 92.5% of the dwellings in Central Ward were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.3% in City of Bayside. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.4%, which is smaller compared to that found in City of Bayside (8.5%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Central Ward increased by 390 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Medium density (+350 dwellings)
  • High density (+159 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-137 dwellings)