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Hobsons Bay City

Life-stages - Dwelling type

In Hobsons Bay City 18.6% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in medium or high density dwellings.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Hobsons Bay City's residential role and function. People occupy different dwelling structures at different life stages, so not only can dwelling type give the overall role and function of the area, it can show the role it plays for different age groups.

For instance, an area may have minimal high density housing stock, but that which there is, is mainly occupied by students aged 18-24. On the other hand, medium density may be an important housing stock for the elderly to downsize into - but are they taking this up? Are families living increasingly in high density housing while retired populations occupy separate houses?

Derived from the Census:

'Dwelling Type is derived from an assessment by the Census Collector who observes and records the type of dwelling structure.'

Children aged 0 to 4 years, counted in dwellings

Dwelling structure
Hobsons Bay City - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Separate house4,57681.485.14,41084.086.8+166
Medium density1,02818.312.882715.811.4+201
High density180.31.9100.21.4+8
Caravans, cabin, houseboat00.00.100.00.20
Other00.00.200.00.20
Not stated00.00.000.00.00

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

Dwelling type
Hobsons Bay City - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Private dwellings5,622100.099.55,247100.099.4+375
Non private dwellings00.00.500.00.60

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, Victoria: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Victoria: 0.1% High density, Victoria: 1.9% Medium density, Victoria: 12.8% Separate house, Victoria: 85.1% Other, Hobsons Bay City: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Hobsons Bay City: 0.0% High density, Hobsons Bay City: 0.3% Medium density, Hobsons Bay City: 18.3% Separate house, Hobsons Bay City: 81.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011 Other, Hobsons Bay City: 0 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Hobsons Bay City: 0 High density, Hobsons Bay City: +8 Medium density, Hobsons Bay City: +201 Separate house, Hobsons Bay City: +166
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the types of dwellings for children aged 0 to 4 years in Hobsons Bay City in 2011 shows that 81.4% of children aged 0 to 4 years were living in separate houses; 18.3% were in medium density dwellings, and 0.3% were were in high density dwellings, compared with 85.1%, 12.8%, and 1.9% in the Victoria respectively.

Emerging groups

The total number of children aged 0 to 4 years in occupied private dwellings in Hobsons Bay City increased by 375 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings for people aged 0 to 4 years in Hobsons Bay City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Medium density (+201 persons)
  • Separate house (+166 persons)