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Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre

Dwelling type

In Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre, 64.1% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 18% in Frankston City.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre'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 Metropolitan Activity Centre.

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 Metropolitan Activity Centre20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Separate house
66935.181.172542.381.6-56
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1,00352.617.495455.716.9+48
map this data in atlas.idHigh density21911.50.6181.10.3+201
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
30.20.900.00.9+3
Other
120.60.1161.00.2-4
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 Metropolitan Activity Centre20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings1,60783.992.51,52387.593.1+85
Unoccupied private dwellings29515.47.319811.46.8+97
Non private dwellings140.70.2211.20.1-7

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 Metropolitan Activity Centre: 0.6% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 0.2% High density, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 11.5% Medium density, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 52.6% Separate house, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 35.1%
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 Metropolitan Activity Centre: -4 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: +3 High density, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: +201 Medium density, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: +48 Separate house, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: -56
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 669 separate houses in the area, 1,003 medium density dwellings, and 219 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre in 2011 shows that 35.1% of all dwellings were separate houses; 52.6% were medium density dwellings, and 11.5% were in high density dwellings, compared with 81.1%, 17.4%, and 0.6% in the Frankston City respectively.

In 2011, a total of 83.9% of the dwellings in Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.5% in Frankston City. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 15.4%, which is larger compared to that found in Frankston City (7.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre increased by 175 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • High density (+201 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-56 dwellings)