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In Melton West, 4.8% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 10% in the City of Melton.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Melton West'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 Melton West.

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
Melton West20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Separate house
4,92795.289.63,43196.491.1+1,496
map this data in atlas.idMedium density2474.89.91223.48.3+125
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.000.00.10
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
30.10.430.10.40
Other
00.00.130.10.1-3
Not stated
00.00.000.00.00

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

Dwelling type
Melton West20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings4,88294.393.73,38995.093.7+1,494
Unoccupied private dwellings2985.76.31775.06.3+120
Non private dwellings00.00.100.00.00

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, 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% Other, Melton West: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Melton West: 0.1% High density, Melton West: 0.0% Medium density, Melton West: 4.8% Separate house, Melton West: 95.2%
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, Melton West: -3 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Melton West: 0 High density, Melton West: 0 Medium density, Melton West: +125 Separate house, Melton West: +1,496
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 4,927 separate houses in the area, 247 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Melton West in 2011 shows that 95.2% of all dwellings were separate houses; 4.8% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 89.6%, 9.9%, and 0.0% in the the City of Melton respectively.

In 2011, a total of 94.3% of the dwellings in Melton West were occupied on Census night, compared to 93.7% in the City of Melton. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 5.7%, which is smaller compared to that found in the City of Melton (6.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Melton West increased by 1,614 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+1,496 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+125 dwellings)