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In Glen Iris, 27.7% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 45% in the City of Boroondara.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Glen Iris'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 Glen Iris.

Derived from the Census:

'Dwelling Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Glen Iris - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Separate house4,23772.054.54,30273.761.7-65
Medium density1,30222.130.81,22421.028.5+78
High density3285.614.02995.19.3+29
Caravans, cabin, houseboat00.00.000.0--0
Other60.10.380.10.5-2
Not stated120.20.300.00.0+13

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

Dwelling type
Glen Iris20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings5,43292.190.55,45693.491.5-24
Unoccupied private dwellings4657.99.33846.68.3+81
Non private dwellings00.00.230.10.2-3

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, 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% Other, Glen Iris: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Glen Iris: 0.0% High density, Glen Iris: 5.6% Medium density, Glen Iris: 22.1% Separate house, Glen Iris: 72.0%
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, Glen Iris: -2 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Glen Iris: 0 High density, Glen Iris: +29 Medium density, Glen Iris: +78 Separate house, Glen Iris: -65
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 4,237 separate houses in the area, 1,302 medium density dwellings, and 328 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Glen Iris in 2016 shows that 72.0% of all dwellings were separate houses; 22.1% were medium density dwellings, and 5.6% were in high density dwellings, compared with 54.5%, 30.8%, and 14.0% in the the City of Boroondara respectively.

In 2016, a total of 92.1% of the dwellings in Glen Iris were occupied on Census night, compared to 90.5% in the City of Boroondara. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.9%, which is smaller compared to that found in the City of Boroondara (9.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Glen Iris increased by 54 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Glen Iris between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Medium density (+78 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-65 dwellings)
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