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Dwelling type

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In the City of Maroondah, 12.1% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 33% in Greater Melbourne.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the City of Maroondah'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 the City of Maroondah.

Derived from the Census:

'Dwelling Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
City of Maroondah - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Separate house
38,87987.566.132,04776.671.1+6,832
map this data in atlas.idMedium density4,73510.722.99,36322.421.1-4,628
map this data in atlas.idHigh density6421.410.13500.87.2+292
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
150.00.260.00.2+9
Other
310.10.3620.10.3-31
Not stated
1180.30.390.00.0+109

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
City of Maroondah20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings41,36292.990.739,23693.691.2+2,126
Unoccupied private dwellings3,0656.99.12,6036.28.6+462
Non private dwellings830.20.1870.20.2-4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling structure, 2016
Dwelling structure, 2016 Other, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% High density, Greater Melbourne: 10.1% Medium density, Greater Melbourne: 22.9% Separate house, Greater Melbourne: 66.1% Other, City of Maroondah: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Maroondah: 0.0% High density, City of Maroondah: 1.4% Medium density, City of Maroondah: 10.7% Separate house, City of Maroondah: 87.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
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Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016 Other, City of Maroondah: -31 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Maroondah: +9 High density, City of Maroondah: +292 Medium density, City of Maroondah: -4,628 Separate house, City of Maroondah: +6,832
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 38,879 separate houses in the area, 4,735 medium density dwellings, and 642 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the City of Maroondah in 2016 shows that 87.5% of all dwellings were separate houses; 10.7% were medium density dwellings, and 1.4% were in high density dwellings, compared with 66.1%, 22.9%, and 10.1% in the Greater Melbourne respectively.

In 2016, a total of 92.9% of the dwellings in the City of Maroondah were occupied on Census night, compared to 90.7% in Greater Melbourne. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.9%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Melbourne (9.1%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the City of Maroondah increased by 2,584 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the City of Maroondah between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Separate house (+6,832 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-4,628 dwellings)
  • High density (+292 dwellings)
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