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Harvester Ward

Dwelling type

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In Harvester Ward, 20.9% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 18% in City of Brimbank.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Harvester Ward'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 Harvester Ward.

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Harvester Ward - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Separate house
16,00178.781.115,55484.586.4+447
map this data in atlas.idMedium density4,05619.917.92,53513.812.5+1,521
map this data in atlas.idHigh density2001.00.51831.00.8+17
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
190.10.0500.30.1-31
Other
220.10.3750.40.2-53
Not stated
330.20.2150.10.0+18

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

Dwelling type
Harvester Ward20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings19,01093.193.617,22493.594.1+1,786
Unoccupied private dwellings1,3986.86.31,1846.45.8+214
Non private dwellings70.00.1200.10.1-13

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, Harvester Ward: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Harvester Ward: 0.1% High density, Harvester Ward: 1.0% Medium density, Harvester Ward: 19.9% Separate house, Harvester Ward: 78.7%
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, Harvester Ward: -53 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Harvester Ward: -31 High density, Harvester Ward: +17 Medium density, Harvester Ward: +1,521 Separate house, Harvester Ward: +447
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 16,001 separate houses in the area, 4,056 medium density dwellings, and 200 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Harvester Ward in 2016 shows that 78.7% of all dwellings were separate houses; 19.9% were medium density dwellings, and 1.0% 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 93.1% of the dwellings in Harvester Ward 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 Harvester Ward increased by 1,987 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Harvester Ward between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Medium density (+1,521 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+447 dwellings)
  • Other (-53 dwellings)
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