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In St Albans (East), 19.6% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 13% in City of Brimbank.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of St Albans (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 St Albans (East).

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
St Albans (East)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Separate house
6,41080.086.46,24779.882.1+163
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1,29316.112.51,54819.817.4-255
map this data in atlas.idHigh density2783.50.800.00.2+278
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
30.00.190.10.1-6
Other
250.30.2280.40.2-3
Not stated
00.00.000.00.00

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

Dwelling type
St Albans (East)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings7,46593.194.17,31593.494.3+150
Unoccupied private dwellings5396.75.85106.55.7+29
Non private dwellings150.20.130.00.1+12

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 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% Other, St Albans (East): 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, St Albans (East): 0.0% High density, St Albans (East): 3.5% Medium density, St Albans (East): 16.1% Separate house, St Albans (East): 80.0%
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, St Albans (East): -3 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, St Albans (East): -6 High density, St Albans (East): +278 Medium density, St Albans (East): -255 Separate house, St Albans (East): +163
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 6,410 separate houses in the area, 1,293 medium density dwellings, and 278 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in St Albans (East) in 2011 shows that 80.0% of all dwellings were separate houses; 16.1% were medium density dwellings, and 3.5% were in high density dwellings, compared with 86.4%, 12.5%, and 0.8% in the City of Brimbank respectively.

In 2011, a total of 93.1% of the dwellings in St Albans (East) were occupied on Census night, compared to 94.1% in City of Brimbank. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.7%, which is larger compared to that found in City of Brimbank (5.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in St Albans (East) increased by 191 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in St Albans (East) between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • High density (+278 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-255 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+163 dwellings)