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Wantirna South

Dwelling type

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In Wantirna South, 20.9% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 15% in the City of Knox.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Wantirna South'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 South.

Derived from the Census:

'Dwelling Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Wantirna South - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Separate house
5,61779.083.75,40084.986.5+217
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1,34018.814.693614.712.5+404
map this data in atlas.idHigh density1462.10.8150.20.6+131
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
40.10.300.00.3+4
Other
00.00.360.10.1-6
Not stated
60.10.240.10.0+2

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
Wantirna South20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings6,68193.393.76,01594.394.6+666
Unoccupied private dwellings4756.66.23535.55.3+122
Non private dwellings30.00.1120.20.1-9

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling structure, 2016
Dwelling structure, 2016 Other, City of Knox: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Knox: 0.3% High density, City of Knox: 0.8% Medium density, City of Knox: 14.6% Separate house, City of Knox: 83.7% Other, Wantirna South: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Wantirna South: 0.1% High density, Wantirna South: 2.1% Medium density, Wantirna South: 18.8% Separate house, Wantirna South: 79.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
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Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016 Other, Wantirna South: -6 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Wantirna South: +4 High density, Wantirna South: +131 Medium density, Wantirna South: +404 Separate house, Wantirna South: +217
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 5,617 separate houses in the area, 1,340 medium density dwellings, and 146 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Wantirna South in 2016 shows that 79.0% of all dwellings were separate houses; 18.8% were medium density dwellings, and 2.1% were in high density dwellings, compared with 83.7%, 14.6%, and 0.8% in the the City of Knox respectively.

In 2016, a total of 93.3% of the dwellings in Wantirna South were occupied on Census night, compared to 93.7% in the City of Knox. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.6%, which is larger compared to that found in the City of Knox (6.2%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Wantirna South increased by 779 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Wantirna South between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Medium density (+404 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+217 dwellings)
  • High density (+131 dwellings)
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