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In Hobsons Bay City, 24.1% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 28% in Greater Melbourne.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Hobsons Bay 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 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.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Hobsons Bay City20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Separate house
26,57575.271.125,71675.871.6+859
map this data in atlas.idMedium density8,01222.721.17,59422.421.5+418
map this data in atlas.idHigh density5031.47.23701.16.3+133
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
1250.40.21120.30.3+13
Other
1190.30.31520.40.3-33
Not stated
130.00.030.00.0+10

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 City20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings32,52791.991.231,60093.091.7+927
Unoccupied private dwellings2,8188.08.62,3506.98.1+468
Non private dwellings410.10.2380.10.2+3

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: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% High density, Greater Melbourne: 7.2% Medium density, Greater Melbourne: 21.1% Separate house, Greater Melbourne: 71.1% Other, Hobsons Bay City: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Hobsons Bay City: 0.4% High density, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% Medium density, Hobsons Bay City: 22.7% Separate house, Hobsons Bay City: 75.2%
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, Hobsons Bay City: -33 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Hobsons Bay City: +13 High density, Hobsons Bay City: +133 Medium density, Hobsons Bay City: +418 Separate house, Hobsons Bay City: +859
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 26,575 separate houses in the area, 8,012 medium density dwellings, and 503 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Hobsons Bay City in 2011 shows that 75.2% of all dwellings were separate houses; 22.7% were medium density dwellings, and 1.4% were in high density dwellings, compared with 71.1%, 21.1%, and 7.2% in the Greater Melbourne respectively.

In 2011, a total of 91.9% of the dwellings in Hobsons Bay City were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.2% in Greater Melbourne. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 8.0%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Melbourne (8.6%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Hobsons Bay City increased by 1,398 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Hobsons Bay City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+859 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+418 dwellings)
  • High density (+133 dwellings)