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Shire of Murray

Dwelling type

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In Shire of Murray, 6.4% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 25% 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 Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Shire of Murray - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Separate house6,96789.074.66,18691.876.7+781
Medium density5006.419.63014.517.9+199
High density00.05.100.04.80
Caravans, cabin, houseboat3254.20.42043.00.4+121
Other110.10.1430.60.1-32
Not stated210.30.250.10.1+16

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
Shire of Murray20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings6,55283.589.45,48681.290.8+1,066
Unoccupied private dwellings1,27916.310.51,25618.69.1+23
Non private dwellings120.20.1110.20.1+1

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling structure, 2016
Dwelling structure, 2016 Other, Greater Perth: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Perth: 0.4% High density, Greater Perth: 5.1% Medium density, Greater Perth: 19.6% Separate house, Greater Perth: 74.6% Other, Shire of Murray: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Shire of Murray: 4.2% High density, Shire of Murray: 0.0% Medium density, Shire of Murray: 6.4% Separate house, Shire of Murray: 89.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016 Other, Shire of Murray: -32 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Shire of Murray: +121 High density, Shire of Murray: 0 Medium density, Shire of Murray: +199 Separate house, Shire of Murray: +781
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 6,967 separate houses in the area, 500 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings. In addition, there were 325 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Shire of Murray in 2016 shows that 89.0% of all dwellings were separate houses; 6.4% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 74.6%, 19.6%, and 5.1% in the Greater Perth respectively.

In 2016, a total of 83.5% of the dwellings in Shire of Murray were occupied on Census night, compared to 89.4% in Greater Perth. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 16.3%, which is larger compared to that found in Greater Perth (10.5%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Shire of Murray increased by 1,090 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Shire of Murray between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Separate house (+781 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+199 dwellings)
  • Caravans, cabin, houseboat (+121 dwellings)
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