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Dwelling type

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In Frankston Heights, 18.6% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 21% in Frankston City.

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

Derived from the Census:

'Dwelling Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Frankston Heights - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2011 to 2016
Separate house
4,41281.277.54,19379.381.1+219
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1,00818.620.71,08420.517.4-76
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.500.00.60
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.01.000.00.90
Other
30.10.170.10.1-4
Not stated
80.10.100.00.0+8

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
Frankston Heights20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings5,04392.592.64,91192.892.5+133
Unoccupied private dwellings3977.37.33737.17.3+24
Non private dwellings130.20.190.20.2+4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling structure, 2016
Dwelling structure, 2016 Other, Frankston City: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Frankston City: 1.0% High density, Frankston City: 0.5% Medium density, Frankston City: 20.7% Separate house, Frankston City: 77.5% Other, Frankston Heights: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Frankston Heights: 0.0% High density, Frankston Heights: 0.0% Medium density, Frankston Heights: 18.6% Separate house, Frankston Heights: 81.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016 Other, Frankston Heights: -4 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Frankston Heights: 0 High density, Frankston Heights: 0 Medium density, Frankston Heights: -76 Separate house, Frankston Heights: +219
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 4,412 separate houses in the area, 1,008 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Frankston Heights in 2016 shows that 81.2% of all dwellings were separate houses; 18.6% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 77.5%, 20.7%, and 0.5% in the Frankston City respectively.

In 2016, a total of 92.5% of the dwellings in Frankston Heights were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.6% in Frankston City. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.3%, which is similar compared to that found in Frankston City (7.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Frankston Heights increased by 160 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Frankston Heights between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Separate house (+219 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-76 dwellings)
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