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In Williamstown, 39.7% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 34% in Hobsons Bay City.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Williamstown'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 Williamstown.

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Williamstown - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Separate house
2,85459.865.02,86161.575.2-7
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1,63534.332.41,42330.622.7+212
map this data in atlas.idHigh density2575.41.73317.11.4-74
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.200.00.40
Other
130.30.3360.80.3-23
Not stated
120.30.330.10.0+9

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

Dwelling type
Williamstown20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings4,35789.492.04,19789.991.9+160
Unoccupied private dwellings50810.47.94569.88.0+52
Non private dwellings100.20.1130.30.1-3

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, Williamstown: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Williamstown: 0.0% High density, Williamstown: 5.4% Medium density, Williamstown: 34.3% Separate house, Williamstown: 59.8%
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, Williamstown: -23 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Williamstown: 0 High density, Williamstown: -74 Medium density, Williamstown: +212 Separate house, Williamstown: -7
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 2,854 separate houses in the area, 1,635 medium density dwellings, and 257 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Williamstown in 2016 shows that 59.8% of all dwellings were separate houses; 34.3% were medium density dwellings, and 5.4% 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 89.4% of the dwellings in Williamstown were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.0% in Hobsons Bay City. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 10.4%, which is larger compared to that found in Hobsons Bay City (7.9%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Williamstown increased by 208 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Medium density (+212 dwellings)
  • High density (-74 dwellings)
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