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In Mitcham, 27.5% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 18% 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 Type is derived from an assessment by the Census Collector who observes and records the type of dwelling structure.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Mitcham20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Separate house
56168.081.751367.182.0+48
map this data in atlas.idMedium density22727.517.425132.916.5-25
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.600.01.20
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
374.50.200.00.2+37
Other
00.00.100.00.10
Not stated
00.00.000.00.00

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

Dwelling type
Mitcham20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings75491.392.871793.393.8+37
Unoccupied private dwellings728.77.0526.75.9+20
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, Mitcham: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Mitcham: 4.5% High density, Mitcham: 0.0% Medium density, Mitcham: 27.5% Separate house, Mitcham: 68.0%
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, Mitcham: 0 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Mitcham: +37 High density, Mitcham: 0 Medium density, Mitcham: -25 Separate house, Mitcham: +48
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 561 separate houses in the area, 227 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings. In addition, there were 37 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Mitcham in 2011 shows that 68.0% of all dwellings were separate houses; 27.5% 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 91.3% of the dwellings in Mitcham were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.8% in the City of Mitcham. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 8.7%, which is larger compared to that found in the City of Mitcham (7.0%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Mitcham increased by 57 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Mitcham between 2006 and 2011.