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In Oakleigh South, 12.1% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 22% in City of Monash.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Oakleigh South'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 South.

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
Oakleigh South20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Separate house
1,69387.977.31,55780.879.1+136
map this data in atlas.idMedium density23412.121.036919.219.8-135
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.01.400.00.80
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.000.00.00
Other
00.00.200.00.20
Not stated
00.00.100.00.00

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

Dwelling type
Oakleigh South20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings1,84195.093.41,81394.693.9+28
Unoccupied private dwellings934.86.41055.46.0-12
Non private dwellings30.20.200.00.1+3

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, Oakleigh South: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Oakleigh South: 0.0% High density, Oakleigh South: 0.0% Medium density, Oakleigh South: 12.1% Separate house, Oakleigh South: 87.9%
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, Oakleigh South: 0 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Oakleigh South: 0 High density, Oakleigh South: 0 Medium density, Oakleigh South: -135 Separate house, Oakleigh South: +136
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 1,693 separate houses in the area, 234 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Oakleigh South in 2011 shows that 87.9% of all dwellings were separate houses; 12.1% were medium density dwellings, and 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 95.0% of the dwellings in Oakleigh South were occupied on Census night, compared to 93.4% in City of Monash. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 4.8%, which is smaller compared to that found in City of Monash (6.4%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Oakleigh South increased by 19 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+136 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-135 dwellings)