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In Bedford Park, 28.4% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 18% in the City of Mitcham.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Bedford Park'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 Bedford Park.

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
Bedford Park20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Separate house
41571.181.741462.282.0+1
map this data in atlas.idMedium density16628.417.416825.216.5-2
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.68412.61.2-84
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.200.00.20
Other
00.00.100.00.10
Not stated
30.50.000.00.0+3

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

Dwelling type
Bedford Park20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings54192.892.862492.793.8-83
Unoccupied private dwellings396.77.0416.15.9-2
Non private dwellings30.50.181.20.2-5

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 Mitcham: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Mitcham: 0.2% High density, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Medium density, City of Mitcham: 17.4% Separate house, City of Mitcham: 81.7% Other, Bedford Park: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Bedford Park: 0.0% High density, Bedford Park: 0.0% Medium density, Bedford Park: 28.4% Separate house, Bedford Park: 71.1%
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, Bedford Park: 0 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Bedford Park: 0 High density, Bedford Park: -84 Medium density, Bedford Park: -2 Separate house, Bedford Park: +1
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 415 separate houses in the area, 166 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Bedford Park in 2011 shows that 71.1% of all dwellings were separate houses; 28.4% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 81.7%, 17.4%, and 0.6% in the the City of Mitcham respectively.

In 2011, a total of 92.8% of the dwellings in Bedford Park were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.8% in the City of Mitcham. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.7%, which is smaller compared to that found in the City of Mitcham (7.0%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Bedford Park decreased by 90 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in Bedford Park between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • High density (-84 dwellings)