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Horseshoe Bend Ward

Dwelling type

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In Horseshoe Bend Ward, 19.2% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 18% in City of Brimbank.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Horseshoe Bend 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 Horseshoe Bend Ward.

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Horseshoe Bend Ward - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Separate house
9,80380.081.19,98884.886.4-185
map this data in atlas.idMedium density2,31318.917.91,46212.412.5+852
map this data in atlas.idHigh density370.30.52982.50.8-261
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.030.00.1-3
Other
1040.80.3340.30.2+70
Not stated
30.00.200.00.0+3

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

Dwelling type
Horseshoe Bend Ward20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings11,37592.693.611,03393.594.1+342
Unoccupied private dwellings9037.46.37466.35.8+157
Non private dwellings30.00.1150.10.1-12

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, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 0.8% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 0.0% High density, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 0.3% Medium density, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 18.9% Separate house, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 80.0%
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, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +70 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -3 High density, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -261 Medium density, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +852 Separate house, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -185
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 9,803 separate houses in the area, 2,313 medium density dwellings, and 37 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Horseshoe Bend Ward in 2016 shows that 80.0% of all dwellings were separate houses; 18.9% 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 92.6% of the dwellings in Horseshoe Bend Ward were occupied on Census night, compared to 93.6% in City of Brimbank. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.4%, which is larger compared to that found in City of Brimbank (6.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Horseshoe Bend Ward increased by 487 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Medium density (+852 dwellings)
  • High density (-261 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-185 dwellings)
  • Other (+70 dwellings)
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