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Ferntree Gully

Dwelling type

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In Ferntree Gully, 10.9% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 15% in the City of Knox.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Ferntree Gully'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 Ferntree Gully.

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Ferntree Gully - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Separate house
9,44988.983.79,10788.686.5+342
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1,08210.214.61,13311.012.5-51
map this data in atlas.idHigh density790.70.8110.10.6+68
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
30.00.360.10.3-3
Other
00.00.3160.20.1-16
Not stated
120.10.200.00.0+12

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

Dwelling type
Ferntree Gully20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings9,96493.493.79,75094.894.6+214
Unoccupied private dwellings7006.66.25185.05.3+183
Non private dwellings90.10.1130.10.1-4

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, 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% Other, Ferntree Gully: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Ferntree Gully: 0.0% High density, Ferntree Gully: 0.7% Medium density, Ferntree Gully: 10.2% Separate house, Ferntree Gully: 88.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
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Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016 Other, Ferntree Gully: -16 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Ferntree Gully: -3 High density, Ferntree Gully: +68 Medium density, Ferntree Gully: -51 Separate house, Ferntree Gully: +342
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 9,449 separate houses in the area, 1,082 medium density dwellings, and 79 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Ferntree Gully in 2016 shows that 88.9% of all dwellings were separate houses; 10.2% were medium density dwellings, and 0.7% were in high density dwellings, compared with 83.7%, 14.6%, and 0.8% in the the City of Knox respectively.

In 2016, a total of 93.4% of the dwellings in Ferntree Gully were occupied on Census night, compared to 93.7% in the City of Knox. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.6%, which is larger compared to that found in the City of Knox (6.2%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Ferntree Gully increased by 393 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Ferntree Gully between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Separate house (+342 dwellings)
  • High density (+68 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-51 dwellings)
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