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In Clayton, 48.3% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 22% in City of Monash.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Clayton'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 Clayton.

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
Clayton20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Separate house
2,88151.477.32,52647.679.1+355
map this data in atlas.idMedium density2,51944.921.02,66050.219.8-141
map this data in atlas.idHigh density1883.41.41102.10.8+78
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.000.00.00
Other
30.10.260.10.2-3
Not stated
190.30.100.00.0+19

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

Dwelling type
Clayton20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings5,26493.493.45,05695.293.9+208
Unoccupied private dwellings3466.16.42394.56.0+108
Non private dwellings270.50.2180.30.1+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, Clayton: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Clayton: 0.0% High density, Clayton: 3.4% Medium density, Clayton: 44.9% Separate house, Clayton: 51.4%
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, Clayton: -3 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Clayton: 0 High density, Clayton: +78 Medium density, Clayton: -141 Separate house, Clayton: +355
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 2,881 separate houses in the area, 2,519 medium density dwellings, and 188 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Clayton in 2011 shows that 51.4% of all dwellings were separate houses; 44.9% were medium density dwellings, and 3.4% 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 93.4% of the dwellings in Clayton were occupied on Census night, compared to 93.4% in City of Monash. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.1%, which is smaller compared to that found in City of Monash (6.4%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Clayton increased by 325 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+355 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-141 dwellings)
  • High density (+78 dwellings)