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In the City of Knox, 15.5% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 33% in Greater Melbourne.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the City of Knox'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 the City of Knox.

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
City of Knox - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Separate house
49,45583.766.148,52486.571.1+931
map this data in atlas.idMedium density8,63614.622.97,00912.521.1+1,627
map this data in atlas.idHigh density5000.810.13450.67.2+155
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
1930.30.21780.30.2+15
Other
1900.30.3390.10.3+151
Not stated
1100.20.3110.00.0+99

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

Dwelling type
City of Knox20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings55,44293.790.753,11394.691.2+2,329
Unoccupied private dwellings3,6456.29.12,9875.38.6+658
Non private dwellings630.10.1730.10.2-10

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, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% High density, Greater Melbourne: 10.1% Medium density, Greater Melbourne: 22.9% Separate house, Greater Melbourne: 66.1% Other, City of Knox: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Knox: 0.3% High density, City of Knox: 0.8% Medium density, City of Knox: 14.6% Separate house, City of Knox: 83.7%
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, City of Knox: +151 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Knox: +15 High density, City of Knox: +155 Medium density, City of Knox: +1,627 Separate house, City of Knox: +931
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 49,455 separate houses in the area, 8,636 medium density dwellings, and 500 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the City of Knox in 2016 shows that 83.7% of all dwellings were separate houses; 14.6% were medium density dwellings, and 0.8% were in high density dwellings, compared with 66.1%, 22.9%, and 10.1% in the Greater Melbourne respectively.

In 2016, a total of 93.7% of the dwellings in the City of Knox were occupied on Census night, compared to 90.7% in Greater Melbourne. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.2%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Melbourne (9.1%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the City of Knox increased by 2,977 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Medium density (+1,627 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+931 dwellings)
  • High density (+155 dwellings)
  • Other (+151 dwellings)
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