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Dandenong Foothills Policy Area

Dwelling type

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In Dandenong Foothills Policy Area, 10.7% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 15% in the City of Knox.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Dandenong Foothills Policy Area'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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area.

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Dandenong Foothills Policy Area - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Separate house
10,44389.283.710,20689.086.5+237
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1,21110.314.61,23010.712.5-19
map this data in atlas.idHigh density420.40.8110.10.6+31
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
20.00.330.00.3-1
Other
30.00.3130.10.1-10
Not stated
40.00.200.00.0+5

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

Dwelling type
Dandenong Foothills Policy Area20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings10,97893.393.710,80394.094.6+175
Unoccupied private dwellings7766.66.26665.85.3+110
Non private dwellings90.10.1180.20.1-9

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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.0% High density, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.4% Medium density, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 10.3% Separate house, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 89.2%
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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -10 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -1 High density, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +31 Medium density, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -19 Separate house, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +237
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 10,443 separate houses in the area, 1,211 medium density dwellings, and 42 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area in 2016 shows that 89.2% of all dwellings were separate houses; 10.3% 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 93.3% of the dwellings in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area 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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area increased by 275 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Separate house (+237 dwellings)
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