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Dwelling type

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In the Frankston City, 21.2% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 33% 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 Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Frankston City - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Separate house
44,07077.566.143,17781.171.1+893
map this data in atlas.idMedium density11,75020.722.99,24317.421.1+2,507
map this data in atlas.idHigh density3010.510.13020.67.2-1
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
5971.00.24580.90.2+139
Other
700.10.3560.10.3+14
Not stated
820.10.3160.00.0+66

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

Dwelling type
Frankston City20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings52,70092.690.749,33292.591.2+3,368
Unoccupied private dwellings4,1697.39.13,9177.38.6+252
Non private dwellings670.10.1840.20.2-17

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, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% High density, Greater Melbourne: 10.1% Medium density, Greater Melbourne: 22.9% Separate house, Greater Melbourne: 66.1% 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%
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 City: +14 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Frankston City: +139 High density, Frankston City: -1 Medium density, Frankston City: +2,507 Separate house, Frankston City: +893
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 44,070 separate houses in the area, 11,750 medium density dwellings, and 301 high density dwellings. In addition, there were 597 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the Frankston City in 2016 shows that 77.5% of all dwellings were separate houses; 20.7% were medium density dwellings, and 0.5% were in high density dwellings, compared with 66.1%, 22.9%, and 10.1% in the Greater Melbourne respectively.

In 2016, a total of 92.6% of the dwellings in the Frankston City were occupied on Census night, compared to 90.7% in Greater Melbourne. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.3%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Melbourne (9.1%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the Frankston City increased by 3,603 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Medium density (+2,507 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+893 dwellings)
  • Caravans, cabin, houseboat (+139 dwellings)
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