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In Harkness, 8.4% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 10% 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 Type is derived from an assessment by the Census Collector who observes and records the type of dwelling structure.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Harkness - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Separate house
1,83791.489.682291.291.1+1,016
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1688.49.9788.78.3+91
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.0--00.00.10
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
20.10.400.00.4+2
Other
00.00.100.00.10
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
Harkness20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings1,86592.793.784793.693.7+1,019
Unoccupied private dwellings1477.36.3586.46.3+89
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% Medium density, City of Melton: 9.9% Separate house, City of Melton: 89.6% Other, Harkness: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Harkness: 0.1% High density, Harkness: 0.0% Medium density, Harkness: 8.4% Separate house, Harkness: 91.4%
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, Harkness: 0 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Harkness: +2 High density, Harkness: 0 Medium density, Harkness: +91 Separate house, Harkness: +1,016
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 1,837 separate houses in the area, 168 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Harkness in 2011 shows that 91.4% of all dwellings were separate houses; 8.4% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 89.6%, 9.9%, and 0.0% in the City of Melton respectively.

In 2011, a total of 92.7% of the dwellings in Harkness were occupied on Census night, compared to 93.7% in City of Melton. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.3%, which is larger compared to that found in City of Melton (6.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Harkness increased by 1,108 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+1,016 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+91 dwellings)
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