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Dwelling type

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In the City of Boroondara, 44.8% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 33% 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 Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
City of Boroondara - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Separate house37,76554.566.140,10161.771.1-2,336
Medium density21,32130.822.918,52628.521.1+2,795
High density9,71214.010.16,0709.37.2+3,642
Caravans, cabin, houseboat180.00.200.00.2+18
Other2340.30.32950.50.3-61
Not stated2320.30.3290.00.0+203

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

Dwelling type
City of Boroondara20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings62,79490.590.759,59391.591.2+3,201
Unoccupied private dwellings6,4889.39.15,4228.38.6+1,066
Non private dwellings1350.20.11490.20.2-14

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, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% High density, Greater Melbourne: 10.1% Medium density, Greater Melbourne: 22.9% Separate house, Greater Melbourne: 66.1% Other, City of Boroondara: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Boroondara: 0.0% High density, City of Boroondara: 14.0% Medium density, City of Boroondara: 30.8% Separate house, City of Boroondara: 54.5%
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, City of Boroondara: -61 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Boroondara: +18 High density, City of Boroondara: +3,642 Medium density, City of Boroondara: +2,795 Separate house, City of Boroondara: -2,336
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 37,765 separate houses in the area, 21,321 medium density dwellings, and 9,712 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the City of Boroondara in 2016 shows that 54.5% of all dwellings were separate houses; 30.8% were medium density dwellings, and 14.0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 66.1%, 22.9%, and 10.1% in the Greater Melbourne respectively.

In 2016, a total of 90.5% of the dwellings in the City of Boroondara were occupied on Census night, compared to 90.7% in Greater Melbourne. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 9.3%, which is larger compared to that found in Greater Melbourne (9.1%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the City of Boroondara increased by 4,253 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • High density (+3,642 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+2,795 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-2,336 dwellings)
  • Other (-61 dwellings)
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