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In the City of Melton, 9.9% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 28% 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 Type is derived from an assessment by the Census Collector who observes and records the type of dwelling structure.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
City of Melton20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Separate house
34,69189.671.125,43291.171.6+9,259
map this data in atlas.idMedium density3,8329.921.12,3138.321.5+1,519
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.07.2220.16.3-22
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
1520.40.21170.40.3+35
Other
300.10.3290.10.3+1
Not stated
60.00.040.00.0+2

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

Dwelling type
City of Melton20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings36,29393.791.226,15893.791.7+10,135
Unoccupied private dwellings2,4226.38.61,7586.38.1+664
Non private dwellings200.10.260.00.2+14

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, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% High density, Greater Melbourne: 7.2% Medium density, Greater Melbourne: 21.1% Separate house, Greater Melbourne: 71.1% Other, City of Melton: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Melton: 0.4% High density, City of Melton: 0.0% Medium density, City of Melton: 9.9% Separate house, City of Melton: 89.6%
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, City of Melton: +1 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Melton: +35 High density, City of Melton: -22 Medium density, City of Melton: +1,519 Separate house, City of Melton: +9,259
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 34,691 separate houses in the area, 3,832 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the City of Melton in 2011 shows that 89.6% of all dwellings were separate houses; 9.9% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 71.1%, 21.1%, and 7.2% in the Greater Melbourne respectively.

In 2011, a total of 93.7% of the dwellings in the City of Melton were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.2% in Greater Melbourne. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.3%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Melbourne (8.6%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the City of Melton increased by 10,813 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the City of Melton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+9,259 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+1,519 dwellings)