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In St Albans District, 16.4% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 13% in City of Brimbank.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of St Albans 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 St Albans 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
St Albans District20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Separate house
14,27183.486.413,66382.282.1+608
map this data in atlas.idMedium density2,45914.412.52,85917.217.4-400
map this data in atlas.idHigh density3522.10.8530.30.2+299
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
30.00.190.10.1-6
Other
280.20.2350.20.2-7
Not stated
00.00.030.00.0-3

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

Dwelling type
St Albans District20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings16,08393.794.115,64994.294.3+434
Unoccupied private dwellings1,0516.15.89635.85.7+88
Non private dwellings240.10.160.00.1+18

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, St Albans District: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, St Albans District: 0.0% High density, St Albans District: 2.1% Medium density, St Albans District: 14.4% Separate house, St Albans District: 83.4%
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, St Albans District: -7 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, St Albans District: -6 High density, St Albans District: +299 Medium density, St Albans District: -400 Separate house, St Albans District: +608
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 14,271 separate houses in the area, 2,459 medium density dwellings, and 352 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in St Albans District in 2011 shows that 83.4% of all dwellings were separate houses; 14.4% were medium density dwellings, and 2.1% 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 93.7% of the dwellings in St Albans District were occupied on Census night, compared to 94.1% in City of Brimbank. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.1%, which is larger compared to that found in City of Brimbank (5.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in St Albans District increased by 540 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+608 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-400 dwellings)
  • High density (+299 dwellings)