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Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill)

Dwelling type

In Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill), 28.2% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 18% in City of Manningham.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill)'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 Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill).

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Separate house
5,69371.781.75,72576.783.5-32
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1,88023.716.51,48519.915.4+394
map this data in atlas.idHigh density3604.51.72443.30.9+116
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.100.00.10
Other
80.10.160.10.1+2
Not stated
00.00.050.10.1-5

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

Dwelling type
Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings7,24991.192.76,95192.893.7+298
Unoccupied private dwellings6988.87.25287.16.2+169
Non private dwellings70.10.190.10.1-2

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, City of Manningham: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Manningham: 0.1% High density, City of Manningham: 1.7% Medium density, City of Manningham: 16.5% Separate house, City of Manningham: 81.7% Other, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 0.0% High density, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 4.5% Medium density, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 23.7% Separate house, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 71.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011 Other, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +2 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 0 High density, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +116 Medium density, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +394 Separate house, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -32
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2011, there were 5,693 separate houses in the area, 1,880 medium density dwellings, and 360 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) in 2011 shows that 71.7% of all dwellings were separate houses; 23.7% were medium density dwellings, and 4.5% were in high density dwellings, compared with 81.7%, 16.5%, and 1.7% in the City of Manningham respectively.

In 2011, a total of 91.1% of the dwellings in Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.7% in City of Manningham. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 8.8%, which is larger compared to that found in City of Manningham (7.2%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) increased by 465 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Medium density (+394 dwellings)
  • High density (+116 dwellings)