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In Diggers Rest, 1.9% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 12% in City of Melton.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Diggers Rest'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 Diggers Rest.

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Diggers Rest - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Separate house
96898.186.975696.889.6+212
map this data in atlas.idMedium density191.912.0222.89.9-3
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.400.0--0
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.330.40.4-3
Other
00.00.100.00.10
Not stated
00.00.200.00.00

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

Dwelling type
Diggers Rest20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings93594.394.273894.393.7+197
Unoccupied private dwellings565.75.8455.76.3+11
Non private dwellings00.00.000.00.10

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, 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% Other, Diggers Rest: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Diggers Rest: 0.0% High density, Diggers Rest: 0.0% Medium density, Diggers Rest: 1.9% Separate house, Diggers Rest: 98.1%
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, Diggers Rest: 0 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Diggers Rest: -3 High density, Diggers Rest: 0 Medium density, Diggers Rest: -3 Separate house, Diggers Rest: +212
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 968 separate houses in the area, 19 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Diggers Rest in 2016 shows that 98.1% of all dwellings were separate houses; 1.9% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 86.9%, 12.0%, and 0.4% in the City of Melton respectively.

In 2016, a total of 94.3% of the dwellings in Diggers Rest were occupied on Census night, compared to 94.2% in City of Melton. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 5.7%, which is similar compared to that found in City of Melton (5.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Diggers Rest increased by 208 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in Diggers Rest between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Separate house (+212 dwellings)
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