Northcote

Dwelling type

In Northcote, 42% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 23% in Victoria.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Northcote'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 Northcote.

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
Northcote20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Separate house5,80457.075.85,56557.876.2+239
Medium density3,48534.218.13,45135.818.3+34
High density7547.45.35475.74.6+207
Caravans, cabin, houseboat00.00.500.00.50
Other1371.30.3670.70.4+71
Not stated70.10.000.00.0+7

Dwelling type
Northcote20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings9,37392.189.08,94892.989.5+425
Unoccupied private dwellings7967.810.86686.910.3+128
Non private dwellings80.10.2130.10.2-5

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

Dwelling structure, 2011
Dwelling structure, 2011 Other, Victoria: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Victoria: 0.5% High density, Victoria: 5.3% Medium density, Victoria: 18.1% Separate house, Victoria: 75.8% Other, Northcote: 1.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Northcote: 0.0% High density, Northcote: 7.4% Medium density, Northcote: 34.2% Separate house, Northcote: 57.0%
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, Northcote: +71 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Northcote: 0 High density, Northcote: +207 Medium density, Northcote: +34 Separate house, Northcote: +239
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 5,804 separate houses in the area, 3,485 medium density dwellings, and 754 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Northcote in 2011 shows that 57.0% of all dwellings were separate houses; 34.2% were medium density dwellings, and 7.4% were high density dwellings, compared with 75.8%, 18.1%, and 5.3% in the Victoria respectively.

In 2011, a total of 92.1% of the dwellings in Northcote were occupied on Census night, compared to 89.0% in Victoria. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.8%, which is smaller compared to that found in Victoria (10.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Northcote increased by 549 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+239 dwellings)
  • High density (+207 dwellings)
  • Other (+71 dwellings)