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In Shire of Murray, 4.5% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 23% in Greater Perth.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Shire of Murray'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 Shire of Murray.

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
Shire of Murray - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Separate house6,18691.876.84,61782.677.4+1,569
Medium density3014.517.970112.517.8-400
High density00.04.830.14.1-3
Caravans, cabin, houseboat2043.00.42244.00.5-20
Other430.60.1470.80.2-4
Not stated50.10.100.00.1+5

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

Dwelling type
Shire of Murray20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings5,48681.290.84,61982.591.3+867
Unoccupied private dwellings1,25618.69.197117.38.6+285
Non private dwellings110.20.190.20.1+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, Greater Perth: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Perth: 0.4% High density, Greater Perth: 4.8% Medium density, Greater Perth: 17.9% Separate house, Greater Perth: 76.8% Other, Shire of Murray: 0.6% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Shire of Murray: 3.0% High density, Shire of Murray: 0.0% Medium density, Shire of Murray: 4.5% Separate house, Shire of Murray: 91.8%
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, Shire of Murray: -4 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Shire of Murray: -20 High density, Shire of Murray: -3 Medium density, Shire of Murray: -400 Separate house, Shire of Murray: +1,569
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 6,186 separate houses in the area, 301 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings. In addition, there were 204 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Shire of Murray in 2011 shows that 91.8% of all dwellings were separate houses; 4.5% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 76.8%, 17.9%, and 4.8% in the Greater Perth respectively.

In 2011, a total of 81.2% of the dwellings in Shire of Murray were occupied on Census night, compared to 90.8% in Greater Perth. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 18.6%, which is larger compared to that found in Greater Perth (9.1%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Shire of Murray increased by 1,154 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+1,569 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-400 dwellings)
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