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In Melton, 14.9% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 10% 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)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Separate house
2,90285.089.62,77987.791.1+123
map this data in atlas.idMedium density50714.99.937411.88.3+133
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.0--30.10.1-3
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.400.00.40
Other
40.10.170.20.1-2
Not stated
00.00.050.20.0-5

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

Dwelling type
Melton20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings3,15292.393.72,90791.993.7+245
Unoccupied private dwellings2597.66.32548.16.3+4
Non private dwellings30.10.100.00.0+3

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, Melton: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Melton: 0.0% High density, Melton: 0.0% Medium density, Melton: 14.9% Separate house, Melton: 85.0%
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: -2 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Melton: 0 High density, Melton: -3 Medium density, Melton: +133 Separate house, Melton: +123
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 2,902 separate houses in the area, 507 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Melton in 2011 shows that 85.0% of all dwellings were separate houses; 14.9% 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 92.3% of the dwellings in Melton were occupied on Census night, compared to 93.7% in City of Melton. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.6%, which is larger compared to that found in City of Melton (6.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Melton increased by 252 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Medium density (+133 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+123 dwellings)
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