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In Williamstown, 37.7% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 24% 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 Type is derived from an assessment by the Census Collector who observes and records the type of dwelling structure.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Williamstown20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Separate house
2,86261.575.22,87863.675.8-17
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1,42430.622.71,30128.722.4+123
map this data in atlas.idHigh density3317.11.42876.31.1+44
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.400.00.30
Other
360.80.3601.30.5-24
Not stated
30.10.000.00.0+3

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

Dwelling type
Williamstown20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings4,19889.991.94,15591.593.0+43
Unoccupied private dwellings4579.88.03778.36.9+80
Non private dwellings130.30.1110.20.1+2

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, 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% Other, Williamstown: 0.8% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Williamstown: 0.0% High density, Williamstown: 7.1% Medium density, Williamstown: 30.6% Separate house, Williamstown: 61.5%
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, Williamstown: -24 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Williamstown: 0 High density, Williamstown: +44 Medium density, Williamstown: +123 Separate house, Williamstown: -17
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 2,862 separate houses in the area, 1,424 medium density dwellings, and 331 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Williamstown in 2011 shows that 61.5% of all dwellings were separate houses; 30.6% were medium density dwellings, and 7.1% were in high density dwellings, compared with 75.2%, 22.7%, and 1.4% in the Hobsons Bay City respectively.

In 2011, a total of 89.9% of the dwellings in Williamstown were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.9% in Hobsons Bay City. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 9.8%, which is larger compared to that found in Hobsons Bay City (8.0%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Williamstown increased by 125 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in Williamstown between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Medium density (+123 dwellings)