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In Deer Park District, 7.2% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 13% in City of Brimbank.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Deer Park District'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 Deer Park District.

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
Deer Park District20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Separate house
11,44592.886.47,26082.382.1+4,185
map this data in atlas.idMedium density8867.212.51,54217.517.4-656
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.890.10.2-9
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.100.00.10
Other
00.00.260.10.2-6
Not stated
30.00.040.00.0-1

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

Dwelling type
Deer Park District20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings11,76895.494.18,28794.194.3+3,481
Unoccupied private dwellings5634.65.85235.95.7+40
Non private dwellings60.00.100.00.1+6

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, Deer Park District: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Deer Park District: 0.0% High density, Deer Park District: 0.0% Medium density, Deer Park District: 7.2% Separate house, Deer Park District: 92.8%
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, Deer Park District: -6 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Deer Park District: 0 High density, Deer Park District: -9 Medium density, Deer Park District: -656 Separate house, Deer Park District: +4,185
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 11,445 separate houses in the area, 886 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Deer Park District in 2011 shows that 92.8% of all dwellings were separate houses; 7.2% 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 95.4% of the dwellings in Deer Park District were occupied on Census night, compared to 94.1% in City of Brimbank. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 4.6%, which is smaller compared to that found in City of Brimbank (5.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Deer Park District increased by 3,527 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Deer Park District between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+4,185 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-656 dwellings)