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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Dwelling type

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In Mornington Peninsula Shire, 13.1% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 33% in Greater Melbourne.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Mornington Peninsula Shire'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 Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Mornington Peninsula Shire - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Separate house
76,51286.066.172,43886.771.1+4,074
map this data in atlas.idMedium density11,45012.922.910,21712.221.1+1,233
map this data in atlas.idHigh density1880.210.11850.27.2+3
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
5950.70.25570.70.2+38
Other
630.10.3970.10.3-34
Not stated
1840.20.3330.00.0+151

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

Dwelling type
Mornington Peninsula Shire20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings61,11068.690.756,50167.691.2+4,609
Unoccupied private dwellings27,89031.39.127,02032.38.6+870
Non private dwellings1160.10.11020.10.2+14

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, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% High density, Greater Melbourne: 10.1% Medium density, Greater Melbourne: 22.9% Separate house, Greater Melbourne: 66.1% Other, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.7% High density, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.2% Medium density, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 12.9% Separate house, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 86.0%
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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -34 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +38 High density, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +3 Medium density, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,233 Separate house, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +4,074
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 76,512 separate houses in the area, 11,450 medium density dwellings, and 188 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016 shows that 86.0% of all dwellings were separate houses; 12.9% were medium density dwellings, and 0.2% were in high density dwellings, compared with 66.1%, 22.9%, and 10.1% in the Greater Melbourne respectively.

In 2016, a total of 68.6% of the dwellings in Mornington Peninsula Shire were occupied on Census night, compared to 90.7% in Greater Melbourne. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 31.3%, which is larger compared to that found in Greater Melbourne (9.1%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Mornington Peninsula Shire increased by 5,493 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Mornington Peninsula Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Separate house (+4,074 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+1,233 dwellings)
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