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In Somerville, 14.8% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 12% in Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Somerville'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 Somerville.

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
Somerville20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Separate house
3,53184.086.73,49988.590.0+33
map this data in atlas.idMedium density62314.812.241810.69.0+205
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.280.20.1-8
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
461.10.7260.70.7+20
Other
30.10.140.10.2-1
Not stated
00.00.000.00.00

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

Dwelling type
Somerville20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings3,95794.567.63,73494.467.8+223
Unoccupied private dwellings2235.332.32205.532.1+4
Non private dwellings60.10.130.10.1+3

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, Somerville: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Somerville: 1.1% High density, Somerville: 0.0% Medium density, Somerville: 14.8% Separate house, Somerville: 84.0%
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, Somerville: -1 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Somerville: +20 High density, Somerville: -8 Medium density, Somerville: +205 Separate house, Somerville: +33
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 3,531 separate houses in the area, 623 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings. In addition, there were 46 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Somerville in 2011 shows that 84.0% of all dwellings were separate houses; 14.8% 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 94.5% of the dwellings in Somerville were occupied on Census night, compared to 67.6% in Mornington Peninsula Shire. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 5.3%, which is smaller compared to that found in Mornington Peninsula Shire (32.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Somerville increased by 229 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in Somerville between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Medium density (+205 dwellings)