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In West Region, 26.4% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 18% in the City of Mitcham.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of West 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 West 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
West Region20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Separate house
6,06073.581.76,20975.782.0-149
map this data in atlas.idMedium density2,08925.317.41,74921.316.5+340
map this data in atlas.idHigh density841.00.62212.71.2-137
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
30.00.280.10.2-5
Other
00.00.1100.10.1-10
Not stated
60.10.000.00.0+6

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

Dwelling type
West Region20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings7,69593.192.87,68493.593.8+11
Unoccupied private dwellings5636.87.05186.35.9+45
Non private dwellings90.10.1140.20.2-5

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, West Region: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, West Region: 0.0% High density, West Region: 1.0% Medium density, West Region: 25.3% Separate house, West Region: 73.5%
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, West Region: -10 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, West Region: -5 High density, West Region: -137 Medium density, West Region: +340 Separate house, West Region: -149
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 6,060 separate houses in the area, 2,089 medium density dwellings, and 84 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in West Region in 2011 shows that 73.5% of all dwellings were separate houses; 25.3% were medium density dwellings, and 1.0% 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 93.1% of the dwellings in West Region were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.8% in the City of Mitcham. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.8%, which is smaller compared to that found in the City of Mitcham (7.0%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in West Region increased by 52 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Medium density (+340 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-149 dwellings)
  • High density (-137 dwellings)