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Non-English speakers - Dwelling type

In the City of Knox, 8.8% of non-English speakers were living in medium or high density dwellings.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the City of Knox's residential role and function. A greater concentration of higher density dwellings may attract young people and more residents born in particular countries where high density housing is more prevalent.

For non-English speaking populations, this topic can look at the differences in the type of housing occupied by different communities within your area. High density housing may provide affordable rental or home ownership opportunities to new migrants, or a particular older community may have lived in an area long term, but changing housing stock could create issues for this community.

Dwelling Type statistics are closely related to the Housing Tenure and Household Type of the non-English speaking communities in City of Knox.

Derived from the Census:

'Dwelling Type is derived from an assessment by the Census Collector who observes and records the type of dwelling structure.'

People speaking a language other than English at home, counted in dwellings

Dwelling structure
City of Knox - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Separate house28,17391.075.523,72893.476.8+4,445
Medium density2,6128.418.21,5726.217.6+1,040
High density1040.36.000.05.1+104
Caravans, cabin, houseboat110.00.000.00.0+11
Other730.20.31110.40.4-38
Not stated00.00.000.00.00

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
City of Knox - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings30,97398.598.625,41198.698.7+5,562
Non private dwellings4621.51.43581.41.3+104

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, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Melbourne: 0.0% High density, Greater Melbourne: 6.0% Medium density, Greater Melbourne: 18.2% Separate house, Greater Melbourne: 75.5% Other, City of Knox: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Knox: 0.0% High density, City of Knox: 0.3% Medium density, City of Knox: 8.4% Separate house, City of Knox: 91.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011 Other, City of Knox: -38 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Knox: +11 High density, City of Knox: +104 Medium density, City of Knox: +1,040 Separate house, City of Knox: +4,445
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the types of dwellings for non-English speakers in the City of Knox in 2011 shows that 91.0% of non-English speakers were living in separate houses; 8.4% were medium density dwellings, and 0.3% were high density dwellings, compared with 75.5%, 18.2%, and 6.0% in Greater Melbourne respectively.

Emerging groups

The total number of non-English speakers in occupied private dwellings in the City of Knox increased by 5,562 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings for non-English speakers in the City of Knox between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+4,445 persons)
  • Medium density (+1,040 persons)
  • High density (+104 persons)