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In Rowville, 7.9% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 15% in the City of Knox.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Rowville'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 Rowville.

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Rowville - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Separate house
10,56990.983.710,61793.986.5-48
map this data in atlas.idMedium density8677.514.66876.112.5+179
map this data in atlas.idHigh density520.40.800.00.6+52
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.300.00.30
Other
1391.20.330.00.1+136
Not stated
00.00.200.00.00

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

Dwelling type
Rowville20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings11,09294.993.710,80995.594.6+283
Unoccupied private dwellings5975.16.25014.45.3+96
Non private dwellings00.00.130.00.1-3

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, Rowville: 1.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Rowville: 0.0% High density, Rowville: 0.4% Medium density, Rowville: 7.5% Separate house, Rowville: 90.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016 Other, Rowville: +136 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Rowville: 0 High density, Rowville: +52 Medium density, Rowville: +179 Separate house, Rowville: -48
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 10,569 separate houses in the area, 867 medium density dwellings, and 52 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Rowville in 2016 shows that 90.9% of all dwellings were separate houses; 7.5% were medium density dwellings, and 0.4% 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 94.9% of the dwellings in Rowville were occupied on Census night, compared to 93.7% in the City of Knox. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 5.1%, which is smaller compared to that found in the City of Knox (6.2%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Rowville increased by 376 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Medium density (+179 dwellings)
  • Other (+136 dwellings)
  • High density (+52 dwellings)
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