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In Boronia, 23.5% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 13% in the City of Knox.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Boronia'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 Boronia.

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
Boronia20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Separate house
6,81576.586.56,50076.686.3+316
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1,83820.612.51,97423.313.2-136
map this data in atlas.idHigh density2562.90.600.00.1+256
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
10.00.330.00.3-2
Other
30.00.160.10.2-3
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
Boronia20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings8,39393.894.68,02594.495.5+369
Unoccupied private dwellings5446.15.34595.44.4+85
Non private dwellings80.10.1180.20.1-10

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, 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% Other, Boronia: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Boronia: 0.0% High density, Boronia: 2.9% Medium density, Boronia: 20.6% Separate house, Boronia: 76.5%
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, Boronia: -3 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Boronia: -2 High density, Boronia: +256 Medium density, Boronia: -136 Separate house, Boronia: +316
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 6,815 separate houses in the area, 1,838 medium density dwellings, and 256 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Boronia in 2011 shows that 76.5% of all dwellings were separate houses; 20.6% were medium density dwellings, and 2.9% were in high density dwellings, compared with 86.5%, 12.5%, and 0.6% in the the City of Knox respectively.

In 2011, a total of 93.8% of the dwellings in Boronia were occupied on Census night, compared to 94.6% in the City of Knox. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.1%, which is larger compared to that found in the City of Knox (5.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Boronia increased by 444 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+316 dwellings)
  • High density (+256 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-136 dwellings)