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In Kew East, 35.0% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 45% in the City of Boroondara.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Kew East'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 Kew East.

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Kew East - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Separate house1,67464.954.51,69867.761.7-24
Medium density86833.730.880332.128.5+64
High density331.314.000.09.3+33
Caravans, cabin, houseboat00.00.000.0--0
Other00.00.360.20.5-6
Not stated30.10.300.00.0+3

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

Dwelling type
Kew East20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings2,39191.790.52,33892.891.5+53
Unoccupied private dwellings2168.39.31807.28.3+36
Non private dwellings00.00.200.00.20

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, Kew East: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Kew East: 0.0% High density, Kew East: 1.3% Medium density, Kew East: 33.7% Separate house, Kew East: 64.9%
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, Kew East: -6 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Kew East: 0 High density, Kew East: +33 Medium density, Kew East: +64 Separate house, Kew East: -24
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 1,674 separate houses in the area, 868 medium density dwellings, and 33 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Kew East in 2016 shows that 64.9% of all dwellings were separate houses; 33.7% were medium density dwellings, and 1.3% 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 91.7% of the dwellings in Kew East were occupied on Census night, compared to 90.5% in the City of Boroondara. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 8.3%, which is smaller compared to that found in the City of Boroondara (9.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Kew East increased by 88 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in Kew East between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Medium density (+64 dwellings)
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