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In Hawthorn, 67.3% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 38% in the City of Boroondara.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Hawthorn'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 Hawthorn.

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
Hawthorn20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Separate house3,34732.061.73,22533.161.6+122
Medium density3,77636.128.53,75638.630.5+21
High density3,25131.19.32,67727.57.3+574
Caravans, cabin, houseboat00.00.000.00.00
Other610.60.5780.80.5-17
Not stated110.10.000.00.0+11

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

Dwelling type
Hawthorn20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings9,42289.891.58,87290.792.3+550
Unoccupied private dwellings1,0389.98.38849.07.6+153
Non private dwellings350.30.2300.30.2+5

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, Hawthorn: 0.6% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Hawthorn: 0.0% High density, Hawthorn: 31.1% Medium density, Hawthorn: 36.1% Separate house, Hawthorn: 32.0%
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, Hawthorn: -17 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Hawthorn: 0 High density, Hawthorn: +574 Medium density, Hawthorn: +21 Separate house, Hawthorn: +122
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 3,347 separate houses in the area, 3,776 medium density dwellings, and 3,251 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Hawthorn in 2011 shows that 32.0% of all dwellings were separate houses; 36.1% were medium density dwellings, and 31.1% 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 89.8% of the dwellings in Hawthorn were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.5% in the City of Boroondara. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 9.9%, which is larger compared to that found in the City of Boroondara (8.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Hawthorn increased by 707 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • High density (+574 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+122 dwellings)