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In St Marys, 34.1% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 18% in the City of Mitcham.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of St Marys'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 St Marys.

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
St Marys20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Separate house
80865.981.785670.982.0-48
map this data in atlas.idMedium density33427.217.422418.516.5+110
map this data in atlas.idHigh density846.90.612810.61.2-44
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.200.00.20
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
St Marys20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings1,11590.992.81,10791.593.8+8
Unoccupied private dwellings1129.17.01038.55.9+9
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, St Marys: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, St Marys: 0.0% High density, St Marys: 6.9% Medium density, St Marys: 27.2% Separate house, St Marys: 65.9%
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, St Marys: 0 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, St Marys: 0 High density, St Marys: -44 Medium density, St Marys: +110 Separate house, St Marys: -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 808 separate houses in the area, 334 medium density dwellings, and 84 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in St Marys in 2011 shows that 65.9% of all dwellings were separate houses; 27.2% were medium density dwellings, and 6.9% 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 90.9% of the dwellings in St Marys were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.8% in the City of Mitcham. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 9.1%, which is larger compared to that found in the City of Mitcham (7.0%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in St Marys increased by 17 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in St Marys between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Medium density (+110 dwellings)