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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Dwelling type

In Mornington Peninsula Shire, 12.5% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 28% 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 Type is derived from an assessment by the Census Collector who observes and records the type of dwelling structure.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Mornington Peninsula Shire20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Separate house
72,43886.771.170,09190.071.6+2,347
map this data in atlas.idMedium density10,21712.221.17,0049.021.5+3,213
map this data in atlas.idHigh density1850.27.2730.16.3+112
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
5570.70.25340.70.3+23
Other
970.10.31370.20.3-40
Not stated
330.00.0130.00.0+20

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

Dwelling type
Mornington Peninsula Shire20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings56,50167.691.252,80967.891.7+3,692
Unoccupied private dwellings27,02032.38.625,04332.18.1+1,977
Non private dwellings1020.10.2930.10.2+9

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, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% High density, Greater Melbourne: 7.2% Medium density, Greater Melbourne: 21.1% Separate house, Greater Melbourne: 71.1% 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: 12.2% Separate house, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 86.7%
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 Peninsula Shire: -40 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +23 High density, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +112 Medium density, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +3,213 Separate house, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +2,347
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 72,438 separate houses in the area, 10,217 medium density dwellings, and 185 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2011 shows that 86.7% of all dwellings were separate houses; 12.2% were medium density dwellings, and 0.2% were in high density dwellings, compared with 71.1%, 21.1%, and 7.2% in the Greater Melbourne respectively.

In 2011, a total of 67.6% of the dwellings in Mornington Peninsula Shire were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.2% in Greater Melbourne. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 32.3%, which is larger compared to that found in Greater Melbourne (8.6%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Mornington Peninsula Shire increased by 5,678 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Medium density (+3,213 dwellings)
  • Separate house (+2,347 dwellings)
  • High density (+112 dwellings)