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Spotswood - South Kingsville

Dwelling type

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In Spotswood - South Kingsville, 44.5% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 34% in Hobsons Bay City.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Spotswood - South Kingsville'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 Spotswood - South Kingsville.

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Spotswood - South Kingsville - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Separate house
1,11354.065.01,18760.775.2-74
map this data in atlas.idMedium density91844.532.474638.122.7+172
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.01.700.01.40
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.200.00.40
Other
190.90.3191.00.30
Not stated
130.60.340.20.0+9

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

Dwelling type
Spotswood - South Kingsville20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings1,88690.992.01,80792.191.9+79
Unoccupied private dwellings1889.17.91567.98.0+32
Non private dwellings00.00.100.00.10

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, Hobsons Bay City: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Hobsons Bay City: 0.2% High density, Hobsons Bay City: 1.7% Medium density, Hobsons Bay City: 32.4% Separate house, Hobsons Bay City: 65.0% Other, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 0.9% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 0.0% High density, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 0.0% Medium density, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 44.5% Separate house, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 54.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
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Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016 Other, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 0 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 0 High density, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 0 Medium density, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +172 Separate house, Spotswood - South Kingsville: -74
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 1,113 separate houses in the area, 918 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Spotswood - South Kingsville in 2016 shows that 54.0% of all dwellings were separate houses; 44.5% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 65.0%, 32.4%, and 1.7% in the Hobsons Bay City respectively.

In 2016, a total of 90.9% of the dwellings in Spotswood - South Kingsville were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.0% in Hobsons Bay City. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 9.1%, which is larger compared to that found in Hobsons Bay City (7.9%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Spotswood - South Kingsville increased by 111 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Spotswood - South Kingsville between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Medium density (+172 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-74 dwellings)
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