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In Oakleigh, 31.2% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 29% in City of Monash.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Oakleigh'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 Oakleigh.

Derived from the Census:

'Dwelling Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Oakleigh - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Separate house
2,16667.970.92,05170.577.3+115
map this data in atlas.idMedium density74223.224.970324.121.0+39
map this data in atlas.idHigh density2558.03.81304.51.4+125
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.000.00.00
Other
70.20.1270.90.2-20
Not stated
220.70.300.00.1+22

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

Dwelling type
Oakleigh20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings2,92891.091.92,73093.593.4+198
Unoccupied private dwellings2858.97.91826.26.4+103
Non private dwellings30.10.280.30.2-5

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, Oakleigh: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Oakleigh: 0.0% High density, Oakleigh: 8.0% Medium density, Oakleigh: 23.2% Separate house, Oakleigh: 67.9%
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, Oakleigh: -20 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Oakleigh: 0 High density, Oakleigh: +125 Medium density, Oakleigh: +39 Separate house, Oakleigh: +115
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 2,166 separate houses in the area, 742 medium density dwellings, and 255 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Oakleigh in 2016 shows that 67.9% of all dwellings were separate houses; 23.2% were medium density dwellings, and 8.0% 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 91.0% of the dwellings in Oakleigh were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.9% in City of Monash. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 8.9%, which is larger compared to that found in City of Monash (7.9%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Oakleigh increased by 296 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • High density (+125 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+115 dwellings)
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