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Highett Activity Centre

Dwelling type

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In Highett Activity Centre, 48.2% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 38% in City of Bayside.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Highett Activity Centre'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 Activity Centre.

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Highett Activity Centre - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
Separate house
62949.060.868663.067.4-57
map this data in atlas.idMedium density45235.230.639436.229.1+57
map this data in atlas.idHigh density16613.07.680.73.1+159
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.000.0--0
Other
322.60.600.00.4+33
Not stated
30.20.400.00.1+3

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

Dwelling type
Highett Activity Centre20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings1,18090.689.51,03194.691.3+149
Unoccupied private dwellings1219.410.4595.48.5+63
Non private dwellings00.00.100.00.20

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, Highett Activity Centre: 2.6% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Highett Activity Centre: 0.0% High density, Highett Activity Centre: 13.0% Medium density, Highett Activity Centre: 35.2% Separate house, Highett Activity Centre: 49.0%
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, Highett Activity Centre: +33 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Highett Activity Centre: 0 High density, Highett Activity Centre: +159 Medium density, Highett Activity Centre: +57 Separate house, Highett Activity Centre: -57
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 629 separate houses in the area, 452 medium density dwellings, and 166 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Highett Activity Centre in 2016 shows that 49.0% of all dwellings were separate houses; 35.2% were medium density dwellings, and 13.0% 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 90.6% of the dwellings in Highett Activity Centre were occupied on Census night, compared to 89.5% in City of Bayside. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 9.4%, which is smaller compared to that found in City of Bayside (10.4%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Highett Activity Centre increased by 211 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Highett Activity Centre between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • High density (+159 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-57 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+57 dwellings)
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