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In Ashwood - Burwood, 25.7% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 22% in City of Monash.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Ashwood - Burwood'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 Ashwood - Burwood.

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
Ashwood - Burwood - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Separate house
2,51473.777.32,45176.979.1+63
map this data in atlas.idMedium density85325.021.068321.419.8+170
map this data in atlas.idHigh density250.71.4300.90.8-5
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.030.10.0-3
Other
180.50.2190.60.2-1
Not stated
00.00.100.00.00

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

Dwelling type
Ashwood - Burwood20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings3,16592.293.43,03995.193.9+126
Unoccupied private dwellings2517.36.41494.76.0+102
Non private dwellings150.40.260.20.1+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 Monash: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Monash: 0.0% High density, City of Monash: 1.4% Medium density, City of Monash: 21.0% Separate house, City of Monash: 77.3% Other, Ashwood - Burwood: 0.5% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Ashwood - Burwood: 0.0% High density, Ashwood - Burwood: 0.7% Medium density, Ashwood - Burwood: 25.0% Separate house, Ashwood - Burwood: 73.7%
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, Ashwood - Burwood: -1 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Ashwood - Burwood: -3 High density, Ashwood - Burwood: -5 Medium density, Ashwood - Burwood: +170 Separate house, Ashwood - Burwood: +63
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 2,514 separate houses in the area, 853 medium density dwellings, and 25 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Ashwood - Burwood in 2011 shows that 73.7% of all dwellings were separate houses; 25.0% were medium density dwellings, and 0.7% were in high density dwellings, compared with 77.3%, 21.0%, and 1.4% in the City of Monash respectively.

In 2011, a total of 92.2% of the dwellings in Ashwood - Burwood were occupied on Census night, compared to 93.4% in City of Monash. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.3%, which is larger compared to that found in City of Monash (6.4%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Ashwood - Burwood increased by 237 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Ashwood - Burwood between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Medium density (+170 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+63 dwellings)
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