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In Berwick (South), 5.7% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 9% in the City of Casey.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Berwick (South)'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 Berwick (South).

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
Berwick (South)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Separate house
6,90694.391.14,98993.591.2+1,917
map this data in atlas.idMedium density4145.78.53396.48.4+75
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.100.00.10
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.200.00.30
Other
00.00.170.10.1-7
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
Berwick (South)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings6,97195.394.65,02894.195.4+1,943
Unoccupied private dwellings3444.75.33155.94.6+29
Non private dwellings00.00.100.00.00

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 Casey: 0.1% 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% Other, Berwick (South): 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Berwick (South): 0.0% High density, Berwick (South): 0.0% Medium density, Berwick (South): 5.7% Separate house, Berwick (South): 94.3%
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, Berwick (South): -7 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Berwick (South): 0 High density, Berwick (South): 0 Medium density, Berwick (South): +75 Separate house, Berwick (South): +1,917
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 6,906 separate houses in the area, 414 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Berwick (South) in 2011 shows that 94.3% of all dwellings were separate houses; 5.7% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 91.1%, 8.5%, and 0.1% in the the City of Casey respectively.

In 2011, a total of 95.3% of the dwellings in Berwick (South) were occupied on Census night, compared to 94.6% in the City of Casey. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 4.7%, which is smaller compared to that found in the City of Casey (5.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Berwick (South) increased by 1,972 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Berwick (South) between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+1,917 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+75 dwellings)