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Non-English speakers - Dwelling type

In the City of Melton, 7.2% of non-English speakers were living 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 may attract young people and more residents born in particular countries where high density housing is more prevalent.

For non-English speaking populations, this topic can look at the differences in the type of housing occupied by different communities within your area. High density housing may provide affordable rental or home ownership opportunities to new migrants, or a particular older community may have lived in an area long term, but changing housing stock could create issues for this community.

Dwelling Type statistics are closely related to the Housing Tenure and Household Type of the non-English speaking communities in 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.'

People speaking a language other than English at home, counted in dwellings

Dwelling structure
City of Melton - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Separate house29,09592.675.518,05194.876.8+11,044
Medium density2,2747.218.29605.017.6+1,314
High density00.06.000.05.10
Caravans, cabin, houseboat170.10.090.00.0+8
Other260.10.3270.10.4-1
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 type
City of Melton - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings31,41299.798.619,04799.798.7+12,365
Non private dwellings980.31.4650.31.3+33

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, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Melbourne: 0.0% High density, Greater Melbourne: 6.0% Medium density, Greater Melbourne: 18.2% Separate house, Greater Melbourne: 75.5% Other, City of Melton: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Melton: 0.1% High density, City of Melton: 0.0% Medium density, City of Melton: 7.2% Separate house, City of Melton: 92.6%
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: +8 High density, City of Melton: 0 Medium density, City of Melton: +1,314 Separate house, City of Melton: +11,044
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 non-English speakers in the City of Melton in 2011 shows that 92.6% of non-English speakers were living in separate houses; 7.2% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were high density dwellings, compared with 75.5%, 18.2%, and 6.0% in Greater Melbourne respectively.

Emerging groups

The total number of non-English speakers in occupied private dwellings in the City of Melton increased by 12,365 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings for non-English speakers in the City of Melton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+11,044 persons)
  • Medium density (+1,314 persons)