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Upper Ferntree Gully

Dwelling type

In Upper Ferntree Gully, 6.8% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 13% in the City of Knox.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Upper 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 Upper 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
Upper Ferntree Gully20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Separate house
87492.986.584391.586.3+31
map this data in atlas.idMedium density646.812.5687.413.2-4
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.600.00.10
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.300.00.30
Other
30.30.1101.10.2-7
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
Upper Ferntree Gully20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings88794.594.688695.595.5+1
Unoccupied private dwellings525.55.3363.94.4+16
Non private dwellings00.00.160.60.1-6

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, Upper Ferntree Gully: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Upper Ferntree Gully: 0.0% High density, Upper Ferntree Gully: 0.0% Medium density, Upper Ferntree Gully: 6.8% Separate house, Upper Ferntree Gully: 92.9%
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, Upper Ferntree Gully: -7 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Upper Ferntree Gully: 0 High density, Upper Ferntree Gully: 0 Medium density, Upper Ferntree Gully: -4 Separate house, Upper Ferntree Gully: +31
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 874 separate houses in the area, 64 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Upper Ferntree Gully in 2011 shows that 92.9% of all dwellings were separate houses; 6.8% 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 94.5% of the dwellings in Upper Ferntree Gully were occupied on Census night, compared to 94.6% in the City of Knox. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 5.5%, which is larger compared to that found in the City of Knox (5.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Upper Ferntree Gully increased by 11 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Upper Ferntree Gully between 2006 and 2011.