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In the City of Brimbank, 13.4% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 28% in Greater Melbourne.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the City of Brimbank'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 the City of Brimbank.

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
City of Brimbank20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Separate house
56,45186.471.149,26382.171.6+7,188
map this data in atlas.idMedium density8,19912.521.110,44417.421.5-2,245
map this data in atlas.idHigh density5330.87.21390.26.3+394
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
550.10.2640.10.3-9
Other
1120.20.31050.20.3+7
Not stated
180.00.0150.00.0+3

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

Dwelling type
City of Brimbank20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings61,58294.191.256,63494.391.7+4,948
Unoccupied private dwellings3,7845.88.63,4005.78.1+384
Non private dwellings520.10.2380.10.2+14

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, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% High density, Greater Melbourne: 7.2% Medium density, Greater Melbourne: 21.1% Separate house, Greater Melbourne: 71.1% Other, City of Brimbank: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Brimbank: 0.1% High density, City of Brimbank: 0.8% Medium density, City of Brimbank: 12.5% Separate house, City of Brimbank: 86.4%
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, City of Brimbank: +7 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Brimbank: -9 High density, City of Brimbank: +394 Medium density, City of Brimbank: -2,245 Separate house, City of Brimbank: +7,188
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 56,451 separate houses in the area, 8,199 medium density dwellings, and 533 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the City of Brimbank in 2011 shows that 86.4% of all dwellings were separate houses; 12.5% were medium density dwellings, and 0.8% were in high density dwellings, compared with 71.1%, 21.1%, and 7.2% in the Greater Melbourne respectively.

In 2011, a total of 94.1% of the dwellings in the City of Brimbank were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.2% in Greater Melbourne. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 5.8%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Melbourne (8.6%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the City of Brimbank increased by 5,346 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+7,188 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-2,245 dwellings)
  • High density (+394 dwellings)