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In Mitcham, 40.5% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 21% in the City of Mitcham.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Mitcham'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 Mitcham.

Derived from the Census:

'Dwelling Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Mitcham - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Separate house
45756.378.856168.081.7-104
map this data in atlas.idMedium density32940.520.022627.517.4+103
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.600.00.60
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.0374.50.2-37
Other
30.40.100.00.1+3
Not stated
232.90.400.00.0+24

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
Mitcham20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings74090.592.275491.392.8-13
Unoccupied private dwellings779.57.7718.77.0+6
Non private dwellings00.00.100.00.10

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling structure, 2016
Dwelling structure, 2016 Other, City of Mitcham: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Mitcham: 0.0% High density, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Medium density, City of Mitcham: 20.0% Separate house, City of Mitcham: 78.8% Other, Mitcham: 0.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Mitcham: 0.0% High density, Mitcham: 0.0% Medium density, Mitcham: 40.5% Separate house, Mitcham: 56.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016 Other, Mitcham: +3 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Mitcham: -37 High density, Mitcham: 0 Medium density, Mitcham: +103 Separate house, Mitcham: -104
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 457 separate houses in the area, 329 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Mitcham in 2016 shows that 56.3% of all dwellings were separate houses; 40.5% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 78.8%, 20.0%, and 0.6% in the the City of Mitcham respectively.

In 2016, a total of 90.5% of the dwellings in Mitcham were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.2% in the City of Mitcham. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 9.5%, which is larger compared to that found in the City of Mitcham (7.7%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Mitcham decreased by 7 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Mitcham between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Separate house (-104 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+103 dwellings)
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