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In Melton Township, 9.8% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 10% in the City of Melton.

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

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 Township20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Separate house
16,10390.189.612,41391.291.1+3,690
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1,7569.89.91,1538.58.3+602
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.0190.10.1-19
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
40.00.450.00.4-1
Other
80.00.1160.10.1-8
Not stated
00.00.050.00.0-5

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

Dwelling type
Melton Township20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings16,64793.193.712,71993.593.7+3,928
Unoccupied private dwellings1,2236.86.38806.56.3+343
Non private dwellings110.10.160.00.0+5

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 Township: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Melton Township: 0.0% High density, Melton Township: 0.0% Medium density, Melton Township: 9.8% Separate house, Melton Township: 90.1%
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 Township: -8 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Melton Township: -1 High density, Melton Township: -19 Medium density, Melton Township: +602 Separate house, Melton Township: +3,690
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 16,103 separate houses in the area, 1,756 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Melton Township in 2011 shows that 90.1% of all dwellings were separate houses; 9.8% 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 93.1% of the dwellings in Melton Township were occupied on Census night, compared to 93.7% in the City of Melton. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.8%, which is larger compared to that found in the City of Melton (6.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Melton Township increased by 4,276 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+3,690 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+602 dwellings)