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In Templestowe Lower, 15.9% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 18% in City of Manningham.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Templestowe Lower'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 Templestowe Lower.

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
Templestowe Lower20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Separate house
4,30983.981.74,37787.283.5-68
map this data in atlas.idMedium density75914.816.563312.615.4+126
map this data in atlas.idHigh density601.21.700.00.9+60
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.100.00.10
Other
40.10.140.10.10
Not stated
30.10.040.10.1-1

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

Dwelling type
Templestowe Lower20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings4,76692.692.74,69493.293.7+72
Unoccupied private dwellings3637.17.23276.56.2+37
Non private dwellings190.40.1160.30.1+3

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, Templestowe Lower: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Templestowe Lower: 0.0% High density, Templestowe Lower: 1.2% Medium density, Templestowe Lower: 14.8% Separate house, Templestowe Lower: 83.9%
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, Templestowe Lower: 0 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Templestowe Lower: 0 High density, Templestowe Lower: +60 Medium density, Templestowe Lower: +126 Separate house, Templestowe Lower: -68
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 4,309 separate houses in the area, 759 medium density dwellings, and 60 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Templestowe Lower in 2011 shows that 83.9% of all dwellings were separate houses; 14.8% were medium density dwellings, and 1.2% 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 92.6% of the dwellings in Templestowe Lower were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.7% in City of Manningham. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.1%, which is similar compared to that found in City of Manningham (7.2%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Templestowe Lower increased by 112 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Templestowe Lower between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Medium density (+126 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-68 dwellings)
  • High density (+60 dwellings)