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Sunshine West

Dwelling type

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In Sunshine West, 17.1% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 18% in City of Brimbank.

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

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Sunshine West - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Separate house
5,64082.681.15,68892.286.4-48
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1,14916.817.94627.512.5+687
map this data in atlas.idHigh density180.30.500.00.8+18
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.000.00.10
Other
00.00.3190.30.2-19
Not stated
190.30.200.00.0+19

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

Dwelling type
Sunshine West20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings6,36892.993.65,72392.894.1+645
Unoccupied private dwellings4807.06.34397.15.8+41
Non private dwellings30.00.150.10.1-2

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, Sunshine West: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Sunshine West: 0.0% High density, Sunshine West: 0.3% Medium density, Sunshine West: 16.8% Separate house, Sunshine West: 82.6%
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, Sunshine West: -19 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Sunshine West: 0 High density, Sunshine West: +18 Medium density, Sunshine West: +687 Separate house, Sunshine West: -48
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 5,640 separate houses in the area, 1,149 medium density dwellings, and 18 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Sunshine West in 2016 shows that 82.6% of all dwellings were separate houses; 16.8% were medium density dwellings, and 0.3% 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 92.9% of the dwellings in Sunshine West were occupied on Census night, compared to 93.6% in City of Brimbank. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.0%, which is larger compared to that found in City of Brimbank (6.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Sunshine West increased by 684 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in Sunshine West between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Medium density (+687 dwellings)
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