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In Sunshine, 21.1% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 13% in City of Brimbank.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Sunshine'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 Sunshine.

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
Sunshine20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Separate house
2,67478.086.42,68679.882.1-12
map this data in atlas.idMedium density61818.012.562018.417.4-2
map this data in atlas.idHigh density1073.10.8451.30.2+62
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.100.00.10
Other
310.90.2160.50.2+15
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
Sunshine20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings3,17992.594.13,12992.394.3+50
Unoccupied private dwellings2477.25.82447.25.7+3
Non private dwellings90.30.1160.50.1-7

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, Sunshine: 0.9% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Sunshine: 0.0% High density, Sunshine: 3.1% Medium density, Sunshine: 18.0% Separate house, Sunshine: 78.0%
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, Sunshine: +15 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Sunshine: 0 High density, Sunshine: +62 Medium density, Sunshine: -2 Separate house, Sunshine: -12
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 2,674 separate houses in the area, 618 medium density dwellings, and 107 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Sunshine in 2011 shows that 78.0% of all dwellings were separate houses; 18.0% were medium density dwellings, and 3.1% 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 92.5% of the dwellings in Sunshine were occupied on Census night, compared to 94.1% in City of Brimbank. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.2%, which is larger compared to that found in City of Brimbank (5.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Sunshine increased by 46 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in Sunshine between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • High density (+62 dwellings)