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In Doncaster East, 23.0% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 18% in City of Manningham.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Doncaster East'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 East.

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 East20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Separate house
7,91376.981.77,86778.883.5+46
map this data in atlas.idMedium density2,28322.216.52,01320.215.4+270
map this data in atlas.idHigh density830.81.7560.60.9+26
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.160.10.1-6
Other
50.00.1230.20.1-18
Not stated
00.00.0130.10.1-13

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

Dwelling type
Doncaster East20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings9,58092.992.79,28593.193.7+294
Unoccupied private dwellings7096.97.26826.86.2+27
Non private dwellings220.20.190.10.1+13

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 East: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Doncaster East: 0.0% High density, Doncaster East: 0.8% Medium density, Doncaster East: 22.2% Separate house, Doncaster East: 76.9%
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 East: -18 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Doncaster East: -6 High density, Doncaster East: +26 Medium density, Doncaster East: +270 Separate house, Doncaster East: +46
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 7,913 separate houses in the area, 2,283 medium density dwellings, and 83 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Doncaster East in 2011 shows that 76.9% of all dwellings were separate houses; 22.2% were medium density dwellings, and 0.8% 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 92.9% of the dwellings in Doncaster East were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.7% in City of Manningham. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.9%, which is smaller compared to that found in City of Manningham (7.2%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Doncaster East increased by 334 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in Doncaster East between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Medium density (+270 dwellings)