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Overseas born - Dwelling type

In the City of Knox 10.2% of overseas born people were 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 overseas-born 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 Age Structure and Household Types of the overseas-born communities in City of Knox, and should be looked at in conjunction with these topics.

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 born overseas, counted in dwellings

Dwelling structure
City of Knox - Overseas born20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Separate house36,19989.573.232,77591.374.8+3,424
Medium density3,9509.819.52,9558.219.0+995
High density1710.46.8100.05.7+161
Caravans, cabin, houseboat650.20.1490.10.1+16
Other590.10.3910.30.3-32
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 - Overseas born20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Private dwellings40,44498.297.935,88098.398.0+4,564
Non private dwellings7261.82.16231.72.0+103

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: 0.1% High density, Greater Melbourne: 6.8% Medium density, Greater Melbourne: 19.5% Separate house, Greater Melbourne: 73.2% Other, City of Knox: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Knox: 0.2% High density, City of Knox: 0.4% Medium density, City of Knox: 9.8% Separate house, City of Knox: 89.5%
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: -32 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Knox: +16 High density, City of Knox: +161 Medium density, City of Knox: +995 Separate house, City of Knox: +3,424
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 overseas born people in the City of Knox in 2011 shows that 89.5% of overseas born people were living in separate houses; 9.8% were medium density dwellings, and 0.4% were high density dwellings, compared with 73.2%, 19.5%, and 6.8% in the Greater Melbourne respectively.

Emerging groups

The total number of overseas born people in occupied private dwellings in the City of Knox increased by 4,564 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings for overseas born people in the City of Knox between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+3,424 persons)
  • Medium density (+995 persons)
  • High density (+161 persons)