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In Mount Martha, 9.7% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 12% in Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Mount Martha'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 Mount Martha.

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
Mount Martha20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Separate house
6,80190.286.76,07492.590.0+727
map this data in atlas.idMedium density7339.712.24827.39.0+251
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.200.00.10
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.770.10.7-7
Other
00.00.110.00.2-1
Not stated
30.00.000.00.0+3

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

Dwelling type
Mount Martha20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings6,04279.967.65,21779.467.8+825
Unoccupied private dwellings1,51820.132.31,34720.532.1+171
Non private dwellings40.10.160.10.1-2

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, Mount Martha: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Mount Martha: 0.0% High density, Mount Martha: 0.0% Medium density, Mount Martha: 9.7% Separate house, Mount Martha: 90.2%
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, Mount Martha: -1 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Mount Martha: -7 High density, Mount Martha: 0 Medium density, Mount Martha: +251 Separate house, Mount Martha: +727
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 6,801 separate houses in the area, 733 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Mount Martha in 2011 shows that 90.2% of all dwellings were separate houses; 9.7% were medium density dwellings, and 0% 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 79.9% of the dwellings in Mount Martha were occupied on Census night, compared to 67.6% in Mornington Peninsula Shire. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 20.1%, which is smaller compared to that found in Mornington Peninsula Shire (32.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Mount Martha increased by 994 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+727 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+251 dwellings)