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Williamstown North - The Rifle Range

Dwelling type

In Williamstown North - The Rifle Range, 43.3% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 24% 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 Type is derived from an assessment by the Census Collector who observes and records the type of dwelling structure.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Williamstown North - The Rifle Range20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Separate house
88851.075.277345.375.8+115
map this data in atlas.idMedium density75343.322.783048.722.4-77
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.01.430.21.1-3
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
905.20.4855.00.3+5
Other
90.50.3150.90.5-6
Not stated
00.00.000.00.00

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

Dwelling type
Williamstown North - The Rifle Range20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings1,61992.691.91,56291.993.0+57
Unoccupied private dwellings1237.08.01378.16.9-14
Non private dwellings60.30.100.00.1+6

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 North - The Rifle Range: 0.5% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 5.2% High density, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 0.0% Medium density, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 43.3% Separate house, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 51.0%
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 North - The Rifle Range: -6 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +5 High density, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: -3 Medium density, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: -77 Separate house, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +115
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 888 separate houses in the area, 753 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings. In addition, there were 90 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Williamstown North - The Rifle Range in 2011 shows that 51.0% of all dwellings were separate houses; 43.3% were medium density dwellings, and 0% 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 92.6% of the dwellings in Williamstown North - The Rifle Range were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.9% in Hobsons Bay City. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.0%, which is smaller compared to that found in Hobsons Bay City (8.0%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Williamstown North - The Rifle Range increased by 49 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Williamstown North - The Rifle Range between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+115 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-77 dwellings)