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In the City of Boroondara, 37.8% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 28% in Greater Melbourne.

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

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 Boroondara20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Separate house40,10161.771.138,80061.671.6+1,301
Medium density18,52628.521.119,21130.521.5-685
High density6,0709.37.24,6017.36.3+1,469
Caravans, cabin, houseboat00.00.2180.00.3-18
Other2950.50.33350.50.3-40
Not stated290.00.0100.00.0+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 Boroondara20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings59,59391.591.258,20792.391.7+1,386
Unoccupied private dwellings5,4228.38.64,7677.68.1+655
Non private dwellings1490.20.21160.20.2+33

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 Boroondara: 0.5% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Boroondara: 0.0% High density, City of Boroondara: 9.3% Medium density, City of Boroondara: 28.5% Separate house, City of Boroondara: 61.7%
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 Boroondara: -40 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Boroondara: -18 High density, City of Boroondara: +1,469 Medium density, City of Boroondara: -685 Separate house, City of Boroondara: +1,301
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 40,101 separate houses in the area, 18,526 medium density dwellings, and 6,070 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the City of Boroondara in 2011 shows that 61.7% of all dwellings were separate houses; 28.5% were medium density dwellings, and 9.3% were in high density dwellings, compared with 71.1%, 21.1%, and 7.2% in the Greater Melbourne respectively.

In 2011, a total of 91.5% of the dwellings in the City of Boroondara were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.2% in Greater Melbourne. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 8.3%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Melbourne (8.6%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the City of Boroondara increased by 2,074 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • High density (+1,469 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+1,301 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-685 dwellings)