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In Harkness, 12.5% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 12% in City of Melton.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Harkness'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 Harkness.

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Harkness - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Separate house
2,66487.486.91,83791.489.6+826
map this data in atlas.idMedium density38012.512.01688.49.9+212
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.400.0--0
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.320.10.4-3
Other
00.00.100.00.10
Not stated
30.10.200.00.0+4

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

Dwelling type
Harkness20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings2,89795.294.21,86592.793.7+1,032
Unoccupied private dwellings1454.85.81477.36.3-3
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, Harkness: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Harkness: 0.0% High density, Harkness: 0.0% Medium density, Harkness: 12.5% Separate house, Harkness: 87.4%
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, Harkness: 0 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Harkness: -3 High density, Harkness: 0 Medium density, Harkness: +212 Separate house, Harkness: +826
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 2,664 separate houses in the area, 380 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Harkness in 2016 shows that 87.4% of all dwellings were separate houses; 12.5% 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 95.2% of the dwellings in Harkness were occupied on Census night, compared to 94.2% in City of Melton. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 4.8%, which is smaller compared to that found in City of Melton (5.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Harkness increased by 1,029 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Separate house (+826 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+212 dwellings)
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