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Benalla Rural City

Dwelling type

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In Benalla Rural City, 8.3% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 10% 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 Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Benalla Rural City - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Separate house
6,14190.287.95,80287.887.8+339
map this data in atlas.idMedium density4686.99.971710.910.4-249
map this data in atlas.idHigh density971.40.300.00.3+97
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
450.71.1410.61.0+4
Other
150.20.3480.70.4-33
Not stated
440.60.500.00.1+44

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

Dwelling type
Benalla Rural City20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings6,01688.483.65,68585.783.3+331
Unoccupied private dwellings77611.416.192513.916.3-149
Non private dwellings170.20.3220.30.4-5

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, Regional VIC: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Regional VIC: 1.1% High density, Regional VIC: 0.3% Medium density, Regional VIC: 9.9% Separate house, Regional VIC: 87.9% Other, Benalla Rural City: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Benalla Rural City: 0.7% High density, Benalla Rural City: 1.4% Medium density, Benalla Rural City: 6.9% Separate house, Benalla Rural City: 90.2%
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, Benalla Rural City: -33 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Benalla Rural City: +4 High density, Benalla Rural City: +97 Medium density, Benalla Rural City: -249 Separate house, Benalla Rural City: +339
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 6,141 separate houses in the area, 468 medium density dwellings, and 97 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Benalla Rural City in 2016 shows that 90.2% of all dwellings were separate houses; 6.9% were medium density dwellings, and 1.4% were in high density dwellings, compared with 87.9%, 9.9%, and 0.3% in the Regional VIC respectively.

In 2016, a total of 88.4% of the dwellings in Benalla Rural City were occupied on Census night, compared to 83.6% in Regional VIC. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 11.4%, which is smaller compared to that found in Regional VIC (16.1%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Benalla Rural City increased by 177 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Benalla Rural City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Separate house (+339 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-249 dwellings)
  • High density (+97 dwellings)
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