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In Sunshine North, 15.2% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 13% in City of Brimbank.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Sunshine North'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 North.

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
Sunshine North20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Separate house
3,19684.386.43,31688.982.1-120
map this data in atlas.idMedium density57515.212.539710.617.4+178
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.800.00.20
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.100.00.10
Other
190.50.2140.40.2+5
Not stated
30.10.030.10.00

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

Dwelling type
Sunshine North20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings3,57794.494.13,52794.094.3+50
Unoccupied private dwellings2085.55.82185.85.7-10
Non private dwellings30.10.160.20.1-3

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 North: 0.5% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Sunshine North: 0.0% High density, Sunshine North: 0.0% Medium density, Sunshine North: 15.2% Separate house, Sunshine North: 84.3%
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 North: +5 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Sunshine North: 0 High density, Sunshine North: 0 Medium density, Sunshine North: +178 Separate house, Sunshine North: -120
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 3,196 separate houses in the area, 575 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Sunshine North in 2011 shows that 84.3% of all dwellings were separate houses; 15.2% were medium density dwellings, and 0% 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 94.4% of the dwellings in Sunshine North were occupied on Census night, compared to 94.1% in City of Brimbank. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 5.5%, which is smaller compared to that found in City of Brimbank (5.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Sunshine North increased by 37 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Sunshine North between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Medium density (+178 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-120 dwellings)