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Essendon West

Dwelling type

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In Essendon West, 32.0% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 44% in the City of Moonee Valley.

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

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Essendon West - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Separate house
39367.355.642075.864.9-28
map this data in atlas.idMedium density18632.029.413424.223.8+52
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.014.200.010.90
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.000.0--0
Other
40.70.500.00.3+4
Not stated
00.00.300.00.00

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

Dwelling type
Essendon West20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings53389.891.751091.992.0+23
Unoccupied private dwellings6010.28.2448.17.9+15
Non private dwellings00.00.100.00.10

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 Moonee Valley: 0.5% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Moonee Valley: 0.0% High density, City of Moonee Valley: 14.2% Medium density, City of Moonee Valley: 29.4% Separate house, City of Moonee Valley: 55.6% Other, Essendon West: 0.7% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Essendon West: 0.0% High density, Essendon West: 0.0% Medium density, Essendon West: 32.0% Separate house, Essendon West: 67.3%
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, Essendon West: +4 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Essendon West: 0 High density, Essendon West: 0 Medium density, Essendon West: +52 Separate house, Essendon West: -28
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 393 separate houses in the area, 186 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Essendon West in 2016 shows that 67.3% of all dwellings were separate houses; 32.0% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 55.6%, 29.4%, and 14.2% in the the City of Moonee Valley respectively.

In 2016, a total of 89.8% of the dwellings in Essendon West were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.7% in the City of Moonee Valley. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 10.2%, which is larger compared to that found in the City of Moonee Valley (8.2%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Essendon West increased by 39 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in Essendon West between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Medium density (+52 dwellings)
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