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In Mornington, 28.7% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 12% in Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Mornington'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.

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
Mornington20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Separate house
7,34469.886.77,41275.590.0-68
map this data in atlas.idMedium density2,95228.112.22,24322.89.0+709
map this data in atlas.idHigh density670.60.2140.10.1+53
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
1241.20.71301.30.7-6
Other
160.20.1180.20.2-2
Not stated
110.10.030.00.0+8

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
Mornington20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings9,26888.167.68,66788.267.8+601
Unoccupied private dwellings1,23411.732.31,14211.632.1+92
Non private dwellings140.10.1220.20.1-8

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, 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: 12.2% Separate house, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 86.7% Other, Mornington: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Mornington: 1.2% High density, Mornington: 0.6% Medium density, Mornington: 28.1% Separate house, Mornington: 69.8%
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, Mornington: -2 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Mornington: -6 High density, Mornington: +53 Medium density, Mornington: +709 Separate house, Mornington: -68
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 7,344 separate houses in the area, 2,952 medium density dwellings, and 67 high density dwellings. In addition, there were 124 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Mornington in 2011 shows that 69.8% of all dwellings were separate houses; 28.1% were medium density dwellings, and 0.6% were in high density dwellings, compared with 86.7%, 12.2%, and 0.2% in the Mornington Peninsula Shire respectively.

In 2011, a total of 88.1% of the dwellings in Mornington were occupied on Census night, compared to 67.6% in Mornington Peninsula Shire. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 11.7%, which is smaller compared to that found in Mornington Peninsula Shire (32.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Mornington increased by 686 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Medium density (+709 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-68 dwellings)
  • High density (+53 dwellings)