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In the City of Moreland, 36.1% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 28% in Greater Melbourne.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the City of Moreland'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 Moreland.

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 Moreland - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Separate house
40,07463.371.139,34066.471.6+734
map this data in atlas.idMedium density19,53230.921.117,54629.621.5+1,986
map this data in atlas.idHigh density3,3025.27.21,9153.26.3+1,387
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
570.10.2620.10.3-5
Other
2930.50.33630.60.3-70
Not stated
340.10.000.00.0+34

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 Moreland20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings58,57392.491.254,96492.791.7+3,609
Unoccupied private dwellings4,7227.58.64,2677.28.1+455
Non private dwellings750.10.2610.10.2+14

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 Moreland: 0.5% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Moreland: 0.1% High density, City of Moreland: 5.2% Medium density, City of Moreland: 30.9% Separate house, City of Moreland: 63.3%
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 Moreland: -70 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Moreland: -5 High density, City of Moreland: +1,387 Medium density, City of Moreland: +1,986 Separate house, City of Moreland: +734
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 40,074 separate houses in the area, 19,532 medium density dwellings, and 3,302 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the City of Moreland in 2011 shows that 63.3% of all dwellings were separate houses; 30.9% were medium density dwellings, and 5.2% were in high density dwellings, compared with 71.1%, 21.1%, and 7.2% in the Greater Melbourne respectively.

In 2011, a total of 92.4% of the dwellings in the City of Moreland were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.2% in Greater Melbourne. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 7.5%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Melbourne (8.6%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the City of Moreland increased by 4,078 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Medium density (+1,986 dwellings)
  • High density (+1,387 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+734 dwellings)
  • Other (-70 dwellings)
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