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Dwelling type

In the City of Moonee Valley, 17.4% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 28% in Greater Melbourne.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the City of Moonee Valley'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 the City of Moonee Valley.

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
City of Moonee Valley20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Separate house
29,86732.571.129,16633.571.6+701
map this data in atlas.idMedium density10,97411.921.110,04911.521.5+925
map this data in atlas.idHigh density5,0365.57.24,2784.96.3+758
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.2110.00.3-11
Other
1550.20.31530.20.3+2
Not stated
130.00.0140.00.0-1

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

Dwelling type
City of Moonee Valley20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings42,42792.091.240,60192.891.7+1,826
Unoccupied private dwellings3,6267.98.63,0817.08.1+545
Non private dwellings520.10.2560.10.2-4

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, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% High density, Greater Melbourne: 7.2% Medium density, Greater Melbourne: 21.1% Separate house, Greater Melbourne: 71.1% Other, City of Moonee Valley: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Moonee Valley: 0.0% High density, City of Moonee Valley: 5.5% Medium density, City of Moonee Valley: 11.9% Separate house, City of Moonee Valley: 32.5%
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, City of Moonee Valley: +2 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Moonee Valley: -11 High density, City of Moonee Valley: +758 Medium density, City of Moonee Valley: +925 Separate house, City of Moonee Valley: +701
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 29,867 separate houses in the area, 10,974 medium density dwellings, and 5,036 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the City of Moonee Valley in 2011 shows that 32.5% of all dwellings were separate houses; 11.9% were medium density dwellings, and 5.5% were in high density dwellings, compared with 71.1%, 21.1%, and 7.2% in the Greater Melbourne respectively.

In 2011, a total of 92.0% of the dwellings in the City of Moonee Valley were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.2% in Greater Melbourne. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.9%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Melbourne (8.6%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the City of Moonee Valley increased by 2,367 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the City of Moonee Valley between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Medium density (+925 dwellings)
  • High density (+758 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+701 dwellings)