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Dromana - Safety Beach

Dwelling type

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In Dromana - Safety Beach, 16.7% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 13% in Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Dromana - Safety Beach'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 Dromana - Safety Beach.

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Dromana - Safety Beach - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Separate house
6,30981.586.05,57382.886.7+736
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1,24816.112.91,03715.412.2+211
map this data in atlas.idHigh density450.60.2610.90.2-16
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
1241.60.7440.70.7+80
Other
60.10.1100.10.1-4
Not stated
120.20.290.10.0+3

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

Dwelling type
Dromana - Safety Beach20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings4,50157.868.63,69354.767.6+808
Unoccupied private dwellings3,28042.131.33,05045.232.3+229
Non private dwellings30.00.130.00.10

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, 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% Other, Dromana - Safety Beach: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Dromana - Safety Beach: 1.6% High density, Dromana - Safety Beach: 0.6% Medium density, Dromana - Safety Beach: 16.1% Separate house, Dromana - Safety Beach: 81.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
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Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016 Other, Dromana - Safety Beach: -4 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Dromana - Safety Beach: +80 High density, Dromana - Safety Beach: -16 Medium density, Dromana - Safety Beach: +211 Separate house, Dromana - Safety Beach: +736
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
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Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 6,309 separate houses in the area, 1,248 medium density dwellings, and 45 high density dwellings. In addition, there were 124 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Dromana - Safety Beach in 2016 shows that 81.5% of all dwellings were separate houses; 16.1% were medium density dwellings, and 0.6% were in high density dwellings, compared with 86.0%, 12.9%, and 0.2% in the Mornington Peninsula Shire respectively.

In 2016, a total of 57.8% of the dwellings in Dromana - Safety Beach were occupied on Census night, compared to 68.6% in Mornington Peninsula Shire. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 42.1%, which is larger compared to that found in Mornington Peninsula Shire (31.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Dromana - Safety Beach increased by 1,037 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Dromana - Safety Beach between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Separate house (+736 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+211 dwellings)
  • Caravans, cabin, houseboat (+80 dwellings)
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