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In Wantirna, 8.4% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 13% in the City of Knox.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Wantirna'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 Wantirna.

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
Wantirna20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Separate house
4,56688.386.54,30086.186.3+266
map this data in atlas.idMedium density4358.412.553810.813.2-103
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.600.00.10
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
1673.20.31462.90.3+21
Other
60.10.190.20.2-3
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
Wantirna20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings4,89294.294.64,81896.195.5+74
Unoccupied private dwellings2885.65.31853.74.4+104
Non private dwellings120.20.1100.20.1+2

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, Wantirna: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Wantirna: 3.2% High density, Wantirna: 0.0% Medium density, Wantirna: 8.4% Separate house, Wantirna: 88.3%
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, Wantirna: -3 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Wantirna: +21 High density, Wantirna: 0 Medium density, Wantirna: -103 Separate house, Wantirna: +266
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 4,566 separate houses in the area, 435 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings. In addition, there were 167 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Wantirna in 2011 shows that 88.3% of all dwellings were separate houses; 8.4% 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 94.2% of the dwellings in Wantirna were occupied on Census night, compared to 94.6% in the City of Knox. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 5.6%, which is larger compared to that found in the City of Knox (5.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Wantirna increased by 179 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+266 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-103 dwellings)