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In Scoresby, 3.6% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 13% in the City of Knox.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Scoresby'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 Scoresby.

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
Scoresby20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Separate house
2,05496.486.51,95696.586.3+98
map this data in atlas.idMedium density763.612.5683.413.2+7
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.600.00.10
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.300.00.30
Other
00.00.130.10.2-3
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
Scoresby20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings2,03495.594.61,96496.395.5+71
Unoccupied private dwellings964.55.3723.54.4+25
Non private dwellings00.00.130.10.1-3

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, Scoresby: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Scoresby: 0.0% High density, Scoresby: 0.0% Medium density, Scoresby: 3.6% Separate house, Scoresby: 96.4%
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, Scoresby: -3 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Scoresby: 0 High density, Scoresby: 0 Medium density, Scoresby: +7 Separate house, Scoresby: +98
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 2,054 separate houses in the area, 76 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Scoresby in 2011 shows that 96.4% of all dwellings were separate houses; 3.6% were medium density dwellings, and 0% 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 95.5% of the dwellings in Scoresby were occupied on Census night, compared to 94.6% in the City of Knox. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 4.5%, which is smaller compared to that found in the City of Knox (5.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Scoresby increased by 93 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in Scoresby between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Separate house (+98 dwellings)