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In Balwyn North, 13.8% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 38% in the City of Boroondara.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Balwyn North'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 Balwyn North.

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
Balwyn North20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Separate house6,41286.061.76,24884.361.6+164
Medium density1,00213.428.51,11215.030.5-110
High density280.49.3100.17.3+18
Caravans, cabin, houseboat00.00.060.10.0-6
Other150.20.5330.40.5-18
Not stated00.00.000.00.00

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

Dwelling type
Balwyn North20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings6,89392.591.56,91493.392.3-20
Unoccupied private dwellings5527.48.34946.77.6+58
Non private dwellings60.10.260.10.20

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, 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% Other, Balwyn North: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Balwyn North: 0.0% High density, Balwyn North: 0.4% Medium density, Balwyn North: 13.4% Separate house, Balwyn North: 86.0%
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, Balwyn North: -18 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Balwyn North: -6 High density, Balwyn North: +18 Medium density, Balwyn North: -110 Separate house, Balwyn North: +164
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 6,412 separate houses in the area, 1,002 medium density dwellings, and 28 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Balwyn North in 2011 shows that 86.0% of all dwellings were separate houses; 13.4% were medium density dwellings, and 0.4% were in high density dwellings, compared with 61.7%, 28.5%, and 9.3% in the the City of Boroondara respectively.

In 2011, a total of 92.5% of the dwellings in Balwyn North were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.5% in the City of Boroondara. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.4%, which is smaller compared to that found in the City of Boroondara (8.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Balwyn North increased by 38 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Balwyn North between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+164 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-110 dwellings)