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In the City of Knox, 13.1% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 28% 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 Type is derived from an assessment by the Census Collector who observes and records the type of dwelling structure.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
City of Knox20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Separate house
48,52486.571.146,26786.371.6+2,257
map this data in atlas.idMedium density7,00912.521.17,05413.221.5-45
map this data in atlas.idHigh density3450.67.2280.16.3+317
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
1780.30.21740.30.3+4
Other
390.10.3910.20.3-52
Not stated
110.00.030.00.0+8

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

Dwelling type
City of Knox20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings53,11394.691.251,23695.591.7+1,877
Unoccupied private dwellings2,9875.38.62,3774.48.1+610
Non private dwellings730.10.2620.10.2+11

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, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% High density, Greater Melbourne: 7.2% Medium density, Greater Melbourne: 21.1% Separate house, Greater Melbourne: 71.1% Other, City of Knox: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Knox: 0.3% High density, City of Knox: 0.6% Medium density, City of Knox: 12.5% Separate house, City of Knox: 86.5%
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, City of Knox: -52 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Knox: +4 High density, City of Knox: +317 Medium density, City of Knox: -45 Separate house, City of Knox: +2,257
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 48,524 separate houses in the area, 7,009 medium density dwellings, and 345 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the City of Knox in 2011 shows that 86.5% of all dwellings were separate houses; 12.5% were medium density dwellings, and 0.6% were in high density dwellings, compared with 71.1%, 21.1%, and 7.2% in the Greater Melbourne respectively.

In 2011, a total of 94.6% of the dwellings in the City of Knox were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.2% in Greater Melbourne. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 5.3%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Melbourne (8.6%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the City of Knox increased by 2,498 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the City of Knox between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+2,257 dwellings)
  • High density (+317 dwellings)
  • Other (-52 dwellings)