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In Mount Waverley, 20.4% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 22% in City of Monash.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Mount 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 Mount 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
Mount Waverley20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Separate house
10,17779.477.310,15081.979.1+27
map this data in atlas.idMedium density2,53719.821.02,20017.719.8+337
map this data in atlas.idHigh density810.61.4270.20.8+54
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.060.00.0-6
Other
180.10.2150.10.2+3
Not stated
70.10.100.00.0+7

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

Dwelling type
Mount Waverley20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings11,91593.193.411,61293.693.9+303
Unoccupied private dwellings8696.86.47876.36.0+82
Non private dwellings180.10.270.10.1+11

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, Mount Waverley: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Mount Waverley: 0.0% High density, Mount Waverley: 0.6% Medium density, Mount Waverley: 19.8% Separate house, Mount Waverley: 79.4%
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, Mount Waverley: +3 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Mount Waverley: -6 High density, Mount Waverley: +54 Medium density, Mount Waverley: +337 Separate house, Mount Waverley: +27
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 10,177 separate houses in the area, 2,537 medium density dwellings, and 81 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Mount Waverley in 2011 shows that 79.4% of all dwellings were separate houses; 19.8% were medium density dwellings, and 0.6% 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 93.1% of the dwellings in Mount Waverley were occupied on Census night, compared to 93.4% in City of Monash. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.8%, which is larger compared to that found in City of Monash (6.4%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Mount Waverley increased by 396 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Medium density (+337 dwellings)
  • High density (+54 dwellings)