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In Frankston South, 13.1% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 18% in Frankston City.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Frankston 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 Frankston 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
Frankston South20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Separate house
6,07386.181.15,91686.781.6+157
map this data in atlas.idMedium density92413.117.481712.016.9+107
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.680.10.3-8
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
600.90.9711.00.9-11
Other
00.00.1100.10.2-10
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
Frankston South20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings6,50291.892.56,31392.593.1+189
Unoccupied private dwellings5758.17.35077.46.8+68
Non private dwellings60.10.260.10.10

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 South: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Frankston South: 0.9% High density, Frankston South: 0.0% Medium density, Frankston South: 13.1% Separate house, Frankston South: 86.1%
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 South: -10 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Frankston South: -11 High density, Frankston South: -8 Medium density, Frankston South: +107 Separate house, Frankston South: +157
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 6,073 separate houses in the area, 924 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Frankston South in 2011 shows that 86.1% of all dwellings were separate houses; 13.1% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 81.1%, 17.4%, and 0.6% in the Frankston City respectively.

In 2011, a total of 91.8% of the dwellings in Frankston South were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.5% in Frankston City. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 8.1%, which is larger compared to that found in Frankston City (7.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Frankston South increased by 257 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+157 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+107 dwellings)