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In Glen Waverley, 19.3% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 22% in City of Monash.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Glen Waverley'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 Glen Waverley.

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
Glen Waverley20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Separate house
11,85180.577.312,28184.779.1-430
map this data in atlas.idMedium density2,69618.321.02,17115.019.8+525
map this data in atlas.idHigh density1531.01.4480.30.8+105
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.000.00.00
Other
120.10.230.00.2+9
Not stated
150.10.100.00.0+15

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

Dwelling type
Glen Waverley20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings13,81993.693.413,60393.793.9+216
Unoccupied private dwellings9226.26.49086.36.0+14
Non private dwellings220.10.290.10.1+13

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, Glen Waverley: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Glen Waverley: 0.0% High density, Glen Waverley: 1.0% Medium density, Glen Waverley: 18.3% Separate house, Glen Waverley: 80.5%
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, Glen Waverley: +9 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Glen Waverley: 0 High density, Glen Waverley: +105 Medium density, Glen Waverley: +525 Separate house, Glen Waverley: -430
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 11,851 separate houses in the area, 2,696 medium density dwellings, and 153 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Glen Waverley in 2011 shows that 80.5% of all dwellings were separate houses; 18.3% were medium density dwellings, and 1.0% 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 93.6% of the dwellings in Glen Waverley were occupied on Census night, compared to 93.4% in City of Monash. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.2%, which is similar compared to that found in City of Monash (6.4%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Glen Waverley increased by 243 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Medium density (+525 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-430 dwellings)
  • High density (+105 dwellings)