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In Melrose Park, 17.6% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 18% in the City of Mitcham.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Melrose 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 Melrose 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
Melrose Park20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Separate house
83281.881.788986.682.0-57
map this data in atlas.idMedium density17917.617.412412.116.5+55
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.660.61.2-6
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
30.30.240.40.2-1
Other
00.00.130.30.1-3
Not stated
30.30.000.00.0+3

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

Dwelling type
Melrose Park20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings96694.292.895893.893.8+8
Unoccupied private dwellings595.87.0636.25.9-4
Non private dwellings00.00.100.00.20

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, Melrose Park: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Melrose Park: 0.3% High density, Melrose Park: 0.0% Medium density, Melrose Park: 17.6% Separate house, Melrose Park: 81.8%
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, Melrose Park: -3 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Melrose Park: -1 High density, Melrose Park: -6 Medium density, Melrose Park: +55 Separate house, Melrose Park: -57
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 832 separate houses in the area, 179 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Melrose Park in 2011 shows that 81.8% of all dwellings were separate houses; 17.6% 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 94.2% of the dwellings in Melrose Park were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.8% in the City of Mitcham. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 5.8%, which is smaller compared to that found in the City of Mitcham (7.0%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Melrose Park increased by 4 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Melrose Park between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (-57 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+55 dwellings)