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In The Basin, 4.9% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 13% in the City of Knox.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of The Basin'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 Basin.

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
The Basin20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Separate house
1,55695.186.51,42295.886.3+134
map this data in atlas.idMedium density814.912.5594.013.2+22
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.600.00.10
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.300.00.30
Other
00.00.140.30.2-4
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
The Basin20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings1,55894.694.61,43897.095.5+120
Unoccupied private dwellings865.25.3443.04.4+42
Non private dwellings40.20.100.00.1+4

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, The Basin: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, The Basin: 0.0% High density, The Basin: 0.0% Medium density, The Basin: 4.9% Separate house, The Basin: 95.1%
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, The Basin: -4 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, The Basin: 0 High density, The Basin: 0 Medium density, The Basin: +22 Separate house, The Basin: +134
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 1,556 separate houses in the area, 81 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in The Basin in 2011 shows that 95.1% of all dwellings were separate houses; 4.9% 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 94.6% of the dwellings in The Basin were occupied on Census night, compared to 94.6% in the City of Knox. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 5.2%, which is similar compared to that found in the City of Knox (5.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in The Basin increased by 166 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+134 dwellings)