Benalla Rural CityCommunity profile
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In Benalla Rural City, 10.9% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 11% in Regional VIC.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Benalla Rural City'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 Benalla Rural City.

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
Benalla Rural City - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Separate house
5,80287.887.85,57289.987.8+230
map this data in atlas.idMedium density71710.910.45659.110.3+152
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.300.00.20
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
410.61.0320.51.1+9
Other
480.70.4290.50.6+19
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
Benalla Rural City20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings5,68585.783.35,49988.483.8+186
Unoccupied private dwellings92513.916.370211.315.8+223
Non private dwellings220.30.4190.30.4+3

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, Regional VIC: 0.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Regional VIC: 1.0% High density, Regional VIC: 0.3% Medium density, Regional VIC: 10.4% Separate house, Regional VIC: 87.8% Other, Benalla Rural City: 0.7% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Benalla Rural City: 0.6% High density, Benalla Rural City: 0.0% Medium density, Benalla Rural City: 10.9% Separate house, Benalla Rural City: 87.8%
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, Benalla Rural City: +19 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Benalla Rural City: +9 High density, Benalla Rural City: 0 Medium density, Benalla Rural City: +152 Separate house, Benalla Rural City: +230
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 5,802 separate houses in the area, 717 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Benalla Rural City in 2011 shows that 87.8% of all dwellings were separate houses; 10.9% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 87.8%, 10.4%, and 0.3% in the Regional VIC respectively.

In 2011, a total of 85.7% of the dwellings in Benalla Rural City were occupied on Census night, compared to 83.3% in Regional VIC. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 13.9%, which is smaller compared to that found in Regional VIC (16.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Benalla Rural City increased by 412 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+230 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+152 dwellings)
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