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In the Frankston City, 17.9% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 28% in Greater Melbourne.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the Frankston City'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 the Frankston City.

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 City20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Separate house
43,17781.171.139,93581.671.6+3,242
map this data in atlas.idMedium density9,24317.421.18,27716.921.5+966
map this data in atlas.idHigh density3020.67.21580.36.3+144
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
4580.90.24520.90.3+6
Other
560.10.31170.20.3-61
Not stated
160.00.070.00.0+9

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

Dwelling type
Frankston City20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings49,33292.591.245,63693.191.7+3,696
Unoccupied private dwellings3,9177.38.63,3126.88.1+605
Non private dwellings840.20.2610.10.2+23

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, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% High density, Greater Melbourne: 7.2% Medium density, Greater Melbourne: 21.1% Separate house, Greater Melbourne: 71.1% 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%
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 City: -61 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Frankston City: +6 High density, Frankston City: +144 Medium density, Frankston City: +966 Separate house, Frankston City: +3,242
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 43,177 separate houses in the area, 9,243 medium density dwellings, and 302 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the Frankston City in 2011 shows that 81.1% of all dwellings were separate houses; 17.4% were medium density dwellings, and 0.6% were in high density dwellings, compared with 71.1%, 21.1%, and 7.2% in the Greater Melbourne respectively.

In 2011, a total of 92.5% of the dwellings in the Frankston City were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.2% in Greater Melbourne. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.3%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Melbourne (8.6%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the Frankston City increased by 4,324 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+3,242 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+966 dwellings)
  • High density (+144 dwellings)
  • Other (-61 dwellings)