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In Surrey Hills, 33.6% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 45% in the City of Boroondara.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Surrey Hills'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 Surrey Hills.

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Surrey Hills - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Separate house2,15766.154.52,14766.361.7+11
Medium density1,03031.630.81,04132.228.5-11
High density662.014.0240.79.3+43
Caravans, cabin, houseboat00.00.000.0--0
Other90.30.3260.80.5-16
Not stated00.00.300.00.0+1

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

Dwelling type
Surrey Hills20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings3,02392.390.53,01293.091.5+11
Unoccupied private dwellings2537.79.32236.98.3+30
Non private dwellings00.00.240.10.2-4

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, Surrey Hills: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Surrey Hills: 0.0% High density, Surrey Hills: 2.0% Medium density, Surrey Hills: 31.6% Separate house, Surrey Hills: 66.1%
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, Surrey Hills: -16 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Surrey Hills: 0 High density, Surrey Hills: +43 Medium density, Surrey Hills: -11 Separate house, Surrey Hills: +11
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 2,157 separate houses in the area, 1,030 medium density dwellings, and 66 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Surrey Hills in 2016 shows that 66.1% of all dwellings were separate houses; 31.6% were medium density dwellings, and 2.0% 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 92.3% of the dwellings in Surrey Hills were occupied on Census night, compared to 90.5% in the City of Boroondara. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.7%, which is smaller compared to that found in the City of Boroondara (9.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Surrey Hills increased by 38 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major differences in Surrey Hills between 2011 and 2016.

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