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In the City of Bayside, 32.2% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 28% in Greater Melbourne.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the City of Bayside'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 the City of Bayside.

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
City of Bayside20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Separate house
25,53167.471.124,91467.771.6+617
map this data in atlas.idMedium density11,03029.121.110,92029.721.5+110
map this data in atlas.idHigh density1,1713.17.27061.96.3+465
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.2150.00.3-15
Other
1460.40.32510.70.3-105
Not stated
190.10.000.00.0+19

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

Dwelling type
City of Bayside20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings34,66891.391.233,56991.191.7+1,099
Unoccupied private dwellings3,2368.58.63,2398.88.1-3
Non private dwellings630.20.2560.20.2+7

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, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% High density, Greater Melbourne: 7.2% Medium density, Greater Melbourne: 21.1% Separate house, Greater Melbourne: 71.1% 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%
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, City of Bayside: -105 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Bayside: -15 High density, City of Bayside: +465 Medium density, City of Bayside: +110 Separate house, City of Bayside: +617
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 25,531 separate houses in the area, 11,030 medium density dwellings, and 1,171 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the City of Bayside in 2011 shows that 67.4% of all dwellings were separate houses; 29.1% were medium density dwellings, and 3.1% were in high density dwellings, compared with 71.1%, 21.1%, and 7.2% in the Greater Melbourne respectively.

In 2011, a total of 91.3% of the dwellings in the City of Bayside were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.2% in Greater Melbourne. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 8.5%, which is similar compared to that found in Greater Melbourne (8.6%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the City of Bayside increased by 1,103 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+617 dwellings)
  • High density (+465 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+110 dwellings)
  • Other (-105 dwellings)