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Airport West - Essendon Fields

Dwelling type

In Airport West - Essendon Fields, 22.8% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 17% in the City of Moonee Valley.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Airport West - Essendon Fields'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 Airport West - Essendon Fields.

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
Airport West - Essendon Fields20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Separate house
2,44077.232.52,35178.433.5+89
map this data in atlas.idMedium density72122.811.963621.211.5+85
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.05.530.14.9-3
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.000.00.00
Other
00.00.290.30.2-9
Not stated
00.00.000.00.00

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

Dwelling type
Airport West - Essendon Fields20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings2,90492.092.02,77792.692.8+127
Unoccupied private dwellings2548.07.92217.47.0+33
Non private dwellings00.00.100.00.10

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 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% Other, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 0.0% High density, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 0.0% Medium density, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 22.8% Separate house, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 77.2%
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, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -9 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 0 High density, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -3 Medium density, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +85 Separate house, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +89
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 2,440 separate houses in the area, 721 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Airport West - Essendon Fields in 2011 shows that 77.2% of all dwellings were separate houses; 22.8% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 32.5%, 11.9%, and 5.5% in the the City of Moonee Valley respectively.

In 2011, a total of 92.0% of the dwellings in Airport West - Essendon Fields were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.0% in the City of Moonee Valley. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 8.0%, which is similar compared to that found in the City of Moonee Valley (7.9%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Airport West - Essendon Fields increased by 160 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Airport West - Essendon Fields between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+89 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+85 dwellings)