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In Narre Warren, 6.0% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 9% in the City of Casey.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Narre Warren'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 Narre Warren.

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
Narre Warren20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Separate house
8,53892.891.18,17890.491.2+360
map this data in atlas.idMedium density5526.08.57358.18.4-183
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.130.00.1-3
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
1031.10.21311.40.3-28
Other
60.10.100.00.1+6
Not stated
60.10.000.00.0+6

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

Dwelling type
Narre Warren20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings8,79495.494.68,71996.395.4+75
Unoccupied private dwellings4174.55.33363.74.6+81
Non private dwellings30.00.100.00.0+3

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, Narre Warren: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Narre Warren: 1.1% High density, Narre Warren: 0.0% Medium density, Narre Warren: 6.0% Separate house, Narre Warren: 92.8%
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, Narre Warren: +6 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Narre Warren: -28 High density, Narre Warren: -3 Medium density, Narre Warren: -183 Separate house, Narre Warren: +360
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 8,538 separate houses in the area, 552 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings. In addition, there were 103 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Narre Warren in 2011 shows that 92.8% of all dwellings were separate houses; 6.0% 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 95.4% of the dwellings in Narre Warren were occupied on Census night, compared to 94.6% in the City of Casey. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 4.5%, which is smaller compared to that found in the City of Casey (5.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Narre Warren increased by 159 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Narre Warren between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+360 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-183 dwellings)