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In the City of Casey, 8.7% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 28% in Greater Melbourne.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the City of Casey'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 the City of Casey.

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
City of Casey20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Separate house
79,59491.171.168,35391.271.6+11,241
map this data in atlas.idMedium density7,4438.521.16,2718.421.5+1,172
map this data in atlas.idHigh density1170.17.2360.06.3+81
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
1500.20.22030.30.3-53
Other
420.00.3630.10.3-21
Not stated
110.00.030.00.0+8

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

Dwelling type
City of Casey20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings82,71894.691.271,47895.491.7+11,240
Unoccupied private dwellings4,6355.38.63,4504.68.1+1,185
Non private dwellings450.10.2350.00.2+10

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, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% High density, Greater Melbourne: 7.2% Medium density, Greater Melbourne: 21.1% Separate house, Greater Melbourne: 71.1% Other, City of Casey: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Casey: 0.2% High density, City of Casey: 0.1% Medium density, City of Casey: 8.5% Separate house, City of Casey: 91.1%
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, City of Casey: -21 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Casey: -53 High density, City of Casey: +81 Medium density, City of Casey: +1,172 Separate house, City of Casey: +11,241
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 79,594 separate houses in the area, 7,443 medium density dwellings, and 117 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the City of Casey in 2011 shows that 91.1% of all dwellings were separate houses; 8.5% were medium density dwellings, and 0.1% were in high density dwellings, compared with 71.1%, 21.1%, and 7.2% in the Greater Melbourne respectively.

In 2011, a total of 94.6% of the dwellings in the City of Casey were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.2% in Greater Melbourne. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 5.3%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Melbourne (8.6%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the City of Casey increased by 12,435 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the City of Casey between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+11,241 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+1,172 dwellings)
  • High density (+81 dwellings)
  • Caravans, cabin, houseboat (-53 dwellings)