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In Koonung Ward, 28.3% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 18% in City of Manningham.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Koonung Ward'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 Koonung Ward.

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
Koonung Ward20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Separate house
11,05071.681.710,94274.483.5+108
map this data in atlas.idMedium density3,92625.416.53,43623.415.4+490
map this data in atlas.idHigh density4432.91.72962.00.9+147
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.160.00.1-6
Other
160.10.1250.20.1-9
Not stated
00.00.080.10.1-8

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

Dwelling type
Koonung Ward20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings14,19291.892.713,67492.893.7+518
Unoccupied private dwellings1,2518.17.21,0387.06.2+213
Non private dwellings150.10.1180.10.1-3

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, Koonung Ward: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Koonung Ward: 0.0% High density, Koonung Ward: 2.9% Medium density, Koonung Ward: 25.4% Separate house, Koonung Ward: 71.6%
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, Koonung Ward: -9 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Koonung Ward: -6 High density, Koonung Ward: +147 Medium density, Koonung Ward: +490 Separate house, Koonung Ward: +108
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 11,050 separate houses in the area, 3,926 medium density dwellings, and 443 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Koonung Ward in 2011 shows that 71.6% of all dwellings were separate houses; 25.4% were medium density dwellings, and 2.9% 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 91.8% of the dwellings in Koonung Ward were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.7% in City of Manningham. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 8.1%, which is larger compared to that found in City of Manningham (7.2%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Koonung Ward increased by 727 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Koonung Ward between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Medium density (+490 dwellings)
  • High density (+147 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+108 dwellings)