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In Melton, 17.3% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 12% in City of Melton.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant 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 Melton.

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Melton - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Separate house
2,89682.586.92,90285.089.6-6
map this data in atlas.idMedium density60817.312.050714.99.9+100
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.400.0--0
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.300.00.40
Other
30.10.140.10.1-2
Not stated
30.10.200.00.0+3

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

Dwelling type
Melton20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings3,21892.094.23,15292.393.7+66
Unoccupied private dwellings2777.95.82597.66.3+18
Non private dwellings30.10.030.10.10

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, Melton: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Melton: 0.0% High density, Melton: 0.0% Medium density, Melton: 17.3% Separate house, Melton: 82.5%
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, Melton: -2 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Melton: 0 High density, Melton: 0 Medium density, Melton: +100 Separate house, Melton: -6
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 2,896 separate houses in the area, 608 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Melton in 2016 shows that 82.5% of all dwellings were separate houses; 17.3% 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 92.0% of the dwellings in Melton were occupied on Census night, compared to 94.2% in City of Melton. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.9%, which is larger compared to that found in City of Melton (5.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Melton increased by 85 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Medium density (+100 dwellings)
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