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In West Region, 28.0% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 21% 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 Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
West Region - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Separate house
5,94871.578.86,06073.581.7-112
map this data in atlas.idMedium density2,24827.020.02,08925.317.4+159
map this data in atlas.idHigh density780.90.6841.00.6-6
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.030.00.2-3
Other
60.10.100.00.1+6
Not stated
360.40.460.10.0+30

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

Dwelling type
West Region20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings7,67791.892.27,69593.192.8-18
Unoccupied private dwellings6828.27.75636.87.0+119
Non private dwellings80.10.190.10.1-1

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, West Region: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, West Region: 0.0% High density, West Region: 0.9% Medium density, West Region: 27.0% Separate house, West Region: 71.5%
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, West Region: +6 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, West Region: -3 High density, West Region: -6 Medium density, West Region: +159 Separate house, West Region: -112
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 5,948 separate houses in the area, 2,248 medium density dwellings, and 78 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in West Region in 2016 shows that 71.5% of all dwellings were separate houses; 27.0% were medium density dwellings, and 0.9% 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 91.8% of the dwellings in West Region were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.2% in the City of Mitcham. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 8.2%, which is larger compared to that found in the City of Mitcham (7.7%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in West Region increased by 100 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Medium density (+159 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-112 dwellings)
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