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Horseshoe Bend Ward

Dwelling type

In Horseshoe Bend Ward, 14.9% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 13% 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 Type is derived from an assessment by the Census Collector who observes and records the type of dwelling structure.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Horseshoe Bend Ward20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Separate house
9,98984.886.49,67382.882.1+315
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1,46212.412.51,94716.717.4-484
map this data in atlas.idHigh density2982.50.880.10.2+290
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
30.00.1140.10.1-11
Other
340.30.2340.30.20
Not stated
00.00.000.00.00

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

Dwelling type
Horseshoe Bend Ward20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings11,03493.594.110,91893.594.3+116
Unoccupied private dwellings7466.35.87586.55.7-11
Non private dwellings150.10.130.00.1+12

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, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 0.0% High density, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 2.5% Medium density, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 12.4% Separate house, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 84.8%
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, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 0 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -11 High density, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +290 Medium density, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -484 Separate house, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +315
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 9,989 separate houses in the area, 1,462 medium density dwellings, and 298 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Horseshoe Bend Ward in 2011 shows that 84.8% of all dwellings were separate houses; 12.4% were medium density dwellings, and 2.5% 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 93.5% of the dwellings in Horseshoe Bend Ward were occupied on Census night, compared to 94.1% in City of Brimbank. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.3%, which is larger compared to that found in City of Brimbank (5.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Horseshoe Bend Ward increased by 117 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Horseshoe Bend Ward between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Medium density (-484 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+315 dwellings)
  • High density (+290 dwellings)