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In Essendon North, 56.8% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 17% in the City of Moonee Valley.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Essendon North'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 Essendon North.

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
Essendon North20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Separate house
47143.232.544747.133.5+24
map this data in atlas.idMedium density48444.411.947249.711.5+12
map this data in atlas.idHigh density13512.45.5313.34.9+104
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.000.00.00
Other
00.00.200.00.20
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
Essendon North20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings99791.292.086289.892.8+135
Unoccupied private dwellings928.47.9959.97.0-3
Non private dwellings40.40.130.30.1+1

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, Essendon North: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Essendon North: 0.0% High density, Essendon North: 12.4% Medium density, Essendon North: 44.4% Separate house, Essendon North: 43.2%
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, Essendon North: 0 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Essendon North: 0 High density, Essendon North: +104 Medium density, Essendon North: +12 Separate house, Essendon North: +24
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 471 separate houses in the area, 484 medium density dwellings, and 135 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Essendon North in 2011 shows that 43.2% of all dwellings were separate houses; 44.4% were medium density dwellings, and 12.4% 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 91.2% of the dwellings in Essendon North were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.0% in the City of Moonee Valley. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 8.4%, which is larger compared to that found in the City of Moonee Valley (7.9%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Essendon North increased by 133 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in Essendon North between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • High density (+104 dwellings)