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Overseas born - Dwelling type

In the City of Melton 7.9% of overseas born people 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 may attract young people and more residents born in particular countries where high density housing is more prevalent.

For overseas-born 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 Age Structure and Household Types of the overseas-born communities in City of Melton, and should be looked at in conjunction with these topics.

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 born overseas, counted in dwellings

Dwelling structure
City of Melton - Overseas born20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Separate house27,39591.973.217,75694.274.8+9,639
Medium density2,3687.919.51,0585.619.0+1,310
High density00.06.800.05.70
Caravans, cabin, houseboat420.10.1310.20.1+11
Other150.10.3120.10.3+3
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 - Overseas born20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Private dwellings29,82098.597.918,85798.698.0+10,963
Non private dwellings4531.52.12631.42.0+190

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: 0.1% High density, Greater Melbourne: 6.8% Medium density, Greater Melbourne: 19.5% Separate house, Greater Melbourne: 73.2% 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: 7.9% Separate house, City of Melton: 91.9%
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: +3 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Melton: +11 High density, City of Melton: 0 Medium density, City of Melton: +1,310 Separate house, City of Melton: +9,639
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 overseas born people in the City of Melton in 2011 shows that 91.9% of overseas born people were living in separate houses; 7.9% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were high density dwellings, compared with 73.2%, 19.5%, and 6.8% in the Greater Melbourne respectively.

Emerging groups

The total number of overseas born people in occupied private dwellings in the City of Melton increased by 10,963 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings for overseas born people in the City of Melton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+9,639 persons)
  • Medium density (+1,310 persons)