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Hobsons Bay City

Recent arrivals - Dwelling type

In Hobsons Bay City, 31.7% of recent arrivals were in medium or high density dwellings.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Hobsons Bay City's residential role and function. A greater concentration of higher density dwellings may attract young people and more residents born in particular countries where high density housing is more prevalent.

For recent arrivals, the type of dwelling can indicate the role and function of the area in providing housing to migrants. High density housing may provide affordable rental or home ownership opportunities to new migrants, while family units in Australia are more likely to seek out separate housing. However, this trend is changing as well, so viewing the change over time information for this topic can indicate where the growth is among migrants in the area.

Dwelling Type statistics should be viewed in conjunction with Household Size, Household Type, Housing Tenure and Age Structure for a more complete picture of the housing market for recent arrivals in Hobsons Bay 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.'

People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011, counted in dwellings

Dwelling structure
Hobsons Bay City - Recent arrivals2011
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne
Separate house3,62067.755.6
Medium density1,62030.329.8
High density741.414.1
Caravans, cabin, houseboat00.00.0
Other310.60.4
Not stated00.00.1

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 - Recent arrivals2011
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne
Occupied private dwellings5,34599.798.1
Non private dwellings180.31.9

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: 0.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Melbourne: 0.0% High density, Greater Melbourne: 14.1% Medium density, Greater Melbourne: 29.8% Separate house, Greater Melbourne: 55.6% Other, Hobsons Bay City: 0.6% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Hobsons Bay City: 0.0% High density, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% Medium density, Hobsons Bay City: 30.3% Separate house, Hobsons Bay City: 67.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the types of dwellings for recent arrivals in Hobsons Bay City in 2011 shows that 67.7% of recent arrivals were living in separate houses; 30.3% were medium density dwellings, and 1.4% were high density dwellings, compared with 55.6%, 29.8%, and 14.1% in the Greater Melbourne respectively.