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In Deer Park, 12.8% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 18% in City of Brimbank.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Deer Park'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 Deer Park.

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Deer Park - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Separate house
5,62987.181.15,48190.586.4+148
map this data in atlas.idMedium density82412.817.95729.412.5+253
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.500.00.80
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.000.00.10
Other
90.10.300.00.2+9
Not stated
30.00.230.00.00

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

Dwelling type
Deer Park20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings6,06993.993.65,72094.494.1+349
Unoccupied private dwellings3926.16.33335.55.8+59
Non private dwellings00.00.130.00.1-3

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 Brimbank: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Brimbank: 0.0% High density, City of Brimbank: 0.5% Medium density, City of Brimbank: 17.9% Separate house, City of Brimbank: 81.1% Other, Deer Park: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Deer Park: 0.0% High density, Deer Park: 0.0% Medium density, Deer Park: 12.8% Separate house, Deer Park: 87.1%
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, Deer Park: +9 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Deer Park: 0 High density, Deer Park: 0 Medium density, Deer Park: +253 Separate house, Deer Park: +148
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 5,629 separate houses in the area, 824 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Deer Park in 2016 shows that 87.1% of all dwellings were separate houses; 12.8% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 81.1%, 17.9%, and 0.5% in the City of Brimbank respectively.

In 2016, a total of 93.9% of the dwellings in Deer Park were occupied on Census night, compared to 93.6% in City of Brimbank. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.1%, which is smaller compared to that found in City of Brimbank (6.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Deer Park increased by 404 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Deer Park between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Medium density (+253 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+148 dwellings)
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