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Low income households - Dwelling type

In the City of Melton 18.2% of the low income households were in medium or high density dwellings.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the City 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.

For low income households, dwelling types may reflect those types of housing which are more affordable, or are available as social housing. If low incomes are related to retirees, they may indicate the type of housing preferred by retirees, or those dwellings in which they have aged in place.

Dwelling Type statistics should be viewed in conjunction with Household Type, Housing Tenure and Age Structure for a more complete picture of the housing market for low income households in the City of Melton.

Derived from the Census:

'Dwelling Type is derived from an assessment by the Census Collector who observes and records the type of dwelling structure.'

Low income households in private dwellings

Dwelling structure
City of Melton - Low income households20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Separate house4,34380.869.22,62980.268.1+1,714
Medium density97618.223.660518.425.1+371
High density00.05.680.25.3-8
Caravans, cabin, houseboat510.91.1341.01.1+17
Other50.10.540.10.5+1
Not stated00.00.000.00.00

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

Dwelling structure, 2011
Dwelling structure, 2011 Other, Victoria: 0.5% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Victoria: 1.1% High density, Victoria: 5.6% Medium density, Victoria: 23.6% Separate house, Victoria: 69.2% Other, City of Melton: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Melton: 0.9% High density, City of Melton: 0.0% Medium density, City of Melton: 18.2% Separate house, City of Melton: 80.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011 Other, City of Melton: +1 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Melton: +17 High density, City of Melton: -8 Medium density, City of Melton: +371 Separate house, City of Melton: +1,714
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the types of dwellings for low income households in the City of Melton in 2011 shows that 80.8% of low income households were in separate houses; 18.2% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were high density dwellings, compared with 69.2%, 23.6%, and 5.6% for Victoria respectively.

Emerging groups

The total number of low income households in the City of Melton increased by 2,095 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found for low income households in the City of Melton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+1,714 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+371 dwellings)