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In Sandhurst, 10.9% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 18% in Frankston City.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Sandhurst'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 Sandhurst.

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
Sandhurst20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Separate house
1,05289.181.130089.481.6+752
map this data in atlas.idMedium density12910.917.43610.616.9+93
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.600.00.30
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.900.00.90
Other
00.00.100.00.20
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
Sandhurst20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings1,08591.992.528784.793.1+798
Unoccupied private dwellings968.17.35215.36.8+44
Non private dwellings00.00.200.00.10

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, Sandhurst: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Sandhurst: 0.0% High density, Sandhurst: 0.0% Medium density, Sandhurst: 10.9% Separate house, Sandhurst: 89.1%
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, Sandhurst: 0 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Sandhurst: 0 High density, Sandhurst: 0 Medium density, Sandhurst: +93 Separate house, Sandhurst: +752
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 1,052 separate houses in the area, 129 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Sandhurst in 2011 shows that 89.1% of all dwellings were separate houses; 10.9% 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 91.9% of the dwellings in Sandhurst 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 Sandhurst increased by 842 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+752 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+93 dwellings)