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Gannawarra Shire

Dwelling type

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In Gannawarra Shire, 3.5% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 10% in Regional VIC.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Gannawarra Shire'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 Gannawarra Shire.

Derived from the Census:

'Dwelling Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Gannawarra Shire - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Separate house5,00294.787.94,82792.887.8+175
Medium density1853.59.92635.110.4-78
High density00.00.350.10.3-5
Caravans, cabin, houseboat711.31.1831.61.0-12
Other140.30.3230.40.4-9
Not stated120.20.530.10.1+9

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

Dwelling type
Gannawarra Shire20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings4,51385.283.64,35683.683.3+157
Unoccupied private dwellings77314.616.184816.316.3-75
Non private dwellings110.20.370.10.4+4

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, Regional VIC: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Regional VIC: 1.1% High density, Regional VIC: 0.3% Medium density, Regional VIC: 9.9% Separate house, Regional VIC: 87.9% Other, Gannawarra Shire: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Gannawarra Shire: 1.3% High density, Gannawarra Shire: 0.0% Medium density, Gannawarra Shire: 3.5% Separate house, Gannawarra Shire: 94.7%
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, Gannawarra Shire: -9 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Gannawarra Shire: -12 High density, Gannawarra Shire: -5 Medium density, Gannawarra Shire: -78 Separate house, Gannawarra Shire: +175
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 5,002 separate houses in the area, 185 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings. In addition, there were 71 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Gannawarra Shire in 2016 shows that 94.7% of all dwellings were separate houses; 3.5% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 87.9%, 9.9%, and 0.3% in the Regional VIC respectively.

In 2016, a total of 85.2% of the dwellings in Gannawarra Shire were occupied on Census night, compared to 83.6% in Regional VIC. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 14.6%, which is smaller compared to that found in Regional VIC (16.1%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Gannawarra Shire increased by 86 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Gannawarra Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Separate house (+175 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-78 dwellings)
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