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In St Albans, 24.8% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 18% in City of Brimbank.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of St Albans'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.

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
St Albans - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Separate house
10,22374.881.110,55380.486.4-330
map this data in atlas.idMedium density3,37824.717.92,22016.912.5+1,158
map this data in atlas.idHigh density150.10.53322.50.8-317
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.030.00.1-3
Other
390.30.3250.20.2+14
Not stated
200.10.200.00.0+20

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

Dwelling type
St Albans20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings12,77893.293.612,26693.194.1+512
Unoccupied private dwellings9346.86.38806.75.8+54
Non private dwellings30.00.1240.20.1-21

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, St Albans: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, St Albans: 0.0% High density, St Albans: 0.1% Medium density, St Albans: 24.7% Separate house, St Albans: 74.8%
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, St Albans: +14 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, St Albans: -3 High density, St Albans: -317 Medium density, St Albans: +1,158 Separate house, St Albans: -330
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 10,223 separate houses in the area, 3,378 medium density dwellings, and 15 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in St Albans in 2016 shows that 74.8% of all dwellings were separate houses; 24.7% were medium density dwellings, and 0.1% 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 93.2% of the dwellings in St Albans were occupied on Census night, compared to 93.6% in City of Brimbank. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.8%, which is larger compared to that found in City of Brimbank (6.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in St Albans increased by 545 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in St Albans between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Medium density (+1,158 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-330 dwellings)
  • High density (-317 dwellings)
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