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In Melton South, 16.1% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 12% in City of Melton.

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

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Melton South - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Separate house
3,33883.786.93,09785.289.6+242
map this data in atlas.idMedium density63916.012.053414.79.9+105
map this data in atlas.idHigh density40.10.400.0--+4
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.300.00.40
Other
00.00.130.10.1-3
Not stated
80.20.200.00.0+8

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

Dwelling type
Melton South20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings3,72091.994.23,32291.393.7+398
Unoccupied private dwellings3228.05.83138.66.3+10
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 South: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Melton South: 0.0% High density, Melton South: 0.1% Medium density, Melton South: 16.0% Separate house, Melton South: 83.7%
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 South: -3 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Melton South: 0 High density, Melton South: +4 Medium density, Melton South: +105 Separate house, Melton South: +242
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 3,338 separate houses in the area, 639 medium density dwellings, and 4 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Melton South in 2016 shows that 83.7% of all dwellings were separate houses; 16.0% were medium density dwellings, and 0.1% 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 91.9% of the dwellings in Melton South were occupied on Census night, compared to 94.2% in City of Melton. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 8.0%, which is larger compared to that found in City of Melton (5.8%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Melton South increased by 408 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Melton South between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Separate house (+242 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+105 dwellings)
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