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Glen Waverley

Dwelling type

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In Glen Waverley, 17.1% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 29% 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 Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Glen Waverley - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Separate house
12,53482.870.911,85180.577.3+683
map this data in atlas.idMedium density2,26315.024.92,69618.321.0-433
map this data in atlas.idHigh density3322.23.81531.01.4+179
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.000.00.00
Other
00.00.1120.10.2-12
Not stated
70.00.3150.10.1-8

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

Dwelling type
Glen Waverley20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings13,90091.691.913,81993.693.4+81
Unoccupied private dwellings1,2668.37.99226.26.4+344
Non private dwellings60.00.2220.10.2-16

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 Monash: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Monash: 0.0% High density, City of Monash: 3.8% Medium density, City of Monash: 24.9% Separate house, City of Monash: 70.9% Other, Glen Waverley: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Glen Waverley: 0.0% High density, Glen Waverley: 2.2% Medium density, Glen Waverley: 15.0% Separate house, Glen Waverley: 82.8%
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, Glen Waverley: -12 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Glen Waverley: 0 High density, Glen Waverley: +179 Medium density, Glen Waverley: -433 Separate house, Glen Waverley: +683
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 12,534 separate houses in the area, 2,263 medium density dwellings, and 332 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Glen Waverley in 2016 shows that 82.8% of all dwellings were separate houses; 15.0% were medium density dwellings, and 2.2% were in high density dwellings, compared with 70.9%, 24.9%, and 3.8% in the City of Monash respectively.

In 2016, a total of 91.6% of the dwellings in Glen Waverley were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.9% in City of Monash. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 8.3%, which is larger compared to that found in City of Monash (7.9%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Glen Waverley increased by 409 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Glen Waverley between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Separate house (+683 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-433 dwellings)
  • High density (+179 dwellings)
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