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In Frankston Central, 48.5% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 18% in Frankston City.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Frankston Central'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 Frankston Central.

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
Frankston Central20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Separate house
2,70051.081.12,75355.381.6-53
map this data in atlas.idMedium density2,34144.217.42,15943.316.9+182
map this data in atlas.idHigh density2274.30.6420.80.3+185
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
30.10.900.00.9+3
Other
150.30.1280.60.2-13
Not stated
80.20.000.00.0+8

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

Dwelling type
Frankston Central20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings4,56686.292.54,41188.093.1+155
Unoccupied private dwellings71313.57.357411.56.8+139
Non private dwellings170.30.2270.50.1-10

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, Frankston City: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Frankston City: 0.9% High density, Frankston City: 0.6% Medium density, Frankston City: 17.4% Separate house, Frankston City: 81.1% Other, Frankston Central: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Frankston Central: 0.1% High density, Frankston Central: 4.3% Medium density, Frankston Central: 44.2% Separate house, Frankston Central: 51.0%
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, Frankston Central: -13 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Frankston Central: +3 High density, Frankston Central: +185 Medium density, Frankston Central: +182 Separate house, Frankston Central: -53
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 2,700 separate houses in the area, 2,341 medium density dwellings, and 227 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Frankston Central in 2011 shows that 51.0% of all dwellings were separate houses; 44.2% were medium density dwellings, and 4.3% were in high density dwellings, compared with 81.1%, 17.4%, and 0.6% in the Frankston City respectively.

In 2011, a total of 86.2% of the dwellings in Frankston Central were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.5% in Frankston City. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 13.5%, which is larger compared to that found in Frankston City (7.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Frankston Central increased by 284 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • High density (+185 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+182 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-53 dwellings)