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In Seaford, 27.8% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 18% in Frankston City.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Seaford'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 Seaford.

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
Seaford20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Separate house
5,39470.781.15,18670.181.6+208
map this data in atlas.idMedium density2,08727.417.42,00727.116.9+80
map this data in atlas.idHigh density370.50.6931.30.3-56
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
1021.30.9741.00.9+28
Other
100.10.1370.50.2-27
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
Seaford20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings7,02292.292.56,77291.693.1+250
Unoccupied private dwellings5937.87.36168.36.8-23
Non private dwellings00.00.260.10.1-6

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, Seaford: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Seaford: 1.3% High density, Seaford: 0.5% Medium density, Seaford: 27.4% Separate house, Seaford: 70.7%
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, Seaford: -27 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Seaford: +28 High density, Seaford: -56 Medium density, Seaford: +80 Separate house, Seaford: +208
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 5,394 separate houses in the area, 2,087 medium density dwellings, and 37 high density dwellings. In addition, there were 102 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Seaford in 2011 shows that 70.7% of all dwellings were separate houses; 27.4% were medium density dwellings, and 0.5% were in high density dwellings, compared with 81.1%, 17.4%, and 0.6% in the Frankston City respectively.

In 2011, a total of 92.2% of the dwellings in Seaford were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.5% in Frankston City. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.8%, which is larger compared to that found in Frankston City (7.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Seaford increased by 221 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+208 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+80 dwellings)
  • High density (-56 dwellings)