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In Ferntree Gully, 11.1% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 13% 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 Type is derived from an assessment by the Census Collector who observes and records the type of dwelling structure.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Ferntree Gully20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Separate house
9,10888.686.58,28985.786.3+819
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1,13311.012.51,36314.113.2-230
map this data in atlas.idHigh density110.10.690.10.1+2
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
60.10.340.00.3+2
Other
160.20.170.10.2+9
Not stated
00.00.030.00.0-3

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

Dwelling type
Ferntree Gully20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings9,75194.894.69,23095.295.5+520
Unoccupied private dwellings5185.05.34504.64.4+68
Non private dwellings130.10.1130.10.10

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, Ferntree Gully: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Ferntree Gully: 0.1% High density, Ferntree Gully: 0.1% Medium density, Ferntree Gully: 11.0% Separate house, Ferntree Gully: 88.6%
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, Ferntree Gully: +9 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Ferntree Gully: +2 High density, Ferntree Gully: +2 Medium density, Ferntree Gully: -230 Separate house, Ferntree Gully: +819
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 9,108 separate houses in the area, 1,133 medium density dwellings, and 11 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Ferntree Gully in 2011 shows that 88.6% of all dwellings were separate houses; 11.0% were medium density dwellings, and 0.1% 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 94.8% of the dwellings in Ferntree Gully were occupied on Census night, compared to 94.6% in the City of Knox. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 5.0%, which is smaller compared to that found in the City of Knox (5.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Ferntree Gully increased by 589 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+819 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-230 dwellings)