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Williamstown North - The Rifle Range

Dwelling type

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In Williamstown North - The Rifle Range, 56.8% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 34% in Hobsons Bay City.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Williamstown North - The Rifle Range'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 North - The Rifle Range.

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Williamstown North - The Rifle Range - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Separate house
69639.165.088751.075.2-191
map this data in atlas.idMedium density98355.232.475343.322.7+230
map this data in atlas.idHigh density291.61.700.01.4+29
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
653.60.2905.20.4-25
Other
40.20.390.50.3-5
Not stated
50.30.300.00.0+5

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

Dwelling type
Williamstown North - The Rifle Range20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings1,66492.192.01,61992.691.9+45
Unoccupied private dwellings1407.87.91237.08.0+17
Non private dwellings30.20.160.30.1-3

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 North - The Rifle Range: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 3.6% High density, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 1.6% Medium density, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 55.2% Separate house, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 39.1%
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 North - The Rifle Range: -5 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: -25 High density, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +29 Medium density, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +230 Separate house, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: -191
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 696 separate houses in the area, 983 medium density dwellings, and 29 high density dwellings. In addition, there were 65 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Williamstown North - The Rifle Range in 2016 shows that 39.1% of all dwellings were separate houses; 55.2% were medium density dwellings, and 1.6% 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 92.1% of the dwellings in Williamstown North - The Rifle Range were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.0% in Hobsons Bay City. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.8%, which is similar compared to that found in Hobsons Bay City (7.9%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Williamstown North - The Rifle Range increased by 59 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Medium density (+230 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-191 dwellings)
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