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North - East Region

Dwelling type

In North - East Region, 20.3% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 18% in the City of Mitcham.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of North - East Region'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 North - East Region.

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
North - East Region20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Separate house
7,01579.181.76,82278.182.0+192
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1,72519.517.41,79120.516.5-66
map this data in atlas.idHigh density760.90.6800.91.2-4
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
370.40.2280.30.2+9
Other
110.10.1130.20.1-2
Not stated
00.00.040.00.0-4

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

Dwelling type
North - East Region20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings8,19592.292.88,20493.793.8-8
Unoccupied private dwellings6707.57.05426.25.9+128
Non private dwellings190.20.1100.10.2+9

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, North - East Region: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, North - East Region: 0.4% High density, North - East Region: 0.9% Medium density, North - East Region: 19.5% Separate house, North - East Region: 79.1%
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, North - East Region: -2 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, North - East Region: +9 High density, North - East Region: -4 Medium density, North - East Region: -66 Separate house, North - East Region: +192
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 7,015 separate houses in the area, 1,725 medium density dwellings, and 76 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in North - East Region in 2011 shows that 79.1% of all dwellings were separate houses; 19.5% were medium density dwellings, and 0.9% 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 92.2% of the dwellings in North - East Region were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.8% in the City of Mitcham. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.5%, which is larger compared to that found in the City of Mitcham (7.0%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in North - East Region increased by 129 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in North - East Region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+192 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-66 dwellings)