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Dwelling type

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In the City of Melton, 12.5% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 33% in Greater Melbourne.

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

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 Melton - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Separate house
40,58986.966.134,69189.671.1+5,898
map this data in atlas.idMedium density5,61112.022.93,8329.921.1+1,779
map this data in atlas.idHigh density2020.410.100.07.2+202
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
1580.30.21520.40.2+6
Other
250.10.3300.10.3-5
Not stated
1010.20.360.00.0+95

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 Melton20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings43,98194.290.736,29393.791.2+7,688
Unoccupied private dwellings2,7105.89.12,4226.38.6+288
Non private dwellings130.00.1200.10.2-7

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 Melton: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Melton: 0.3% High density, City of Melton: 0.4% Medium density, City of Melton: 12.0% Separate house, City of Melton: 86.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016 Other, City of Melton: -5 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Melton: +6 High density, City of Melton: +202 Medium density, City of Melton: +1,779 Separate house, City of Melton: +5,898
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 40,589 separate houses in the area, 5,611 medium density dwellings, and 202 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the City of Melton in 2016 shows that 86.9% of all dwellings were separate houses; 12.0% were medium density dwellings, and 0.4% were in high density dwellings, compared with 66.1%, 22.9%, and 10.1% in the Greater Melbourne respectively.

In 2016, a total of 94.2% of the dwellings in the City of Melton were occupied on Census night, compared to 90.7% in Greater Melbourne. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 5.8%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Melbourne (9.1%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the City of Melton increased by 7,969 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Separate house (+5,898 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+1,779 dwellings)
  • High density (+202 dwellings)
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