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South Gippsland Shire

Dwelling type

In South Gippsland Shire, 4.6% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 11% in Regional VIC.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of South Gippsland 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 South Gippsland 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
South Gippsland Shire - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Separate house
14,21194.187.813,05794.187.8+1,154
map this data in atlas.idMedium density7004.610.45904.310.3+110
map this data in atlas.idHigh density00.00.300.00.20
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
1090.71.01361.01.1-27
Other
750.50.4910.70.6-16
Not stated
50.00.130.00.0+2

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

Dwelling type
South Gippsland Shire20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings10,88671.983.310,09372.683.8+793
Unoccupied private dwellings4,21127.816.33,78227.215.8+429
Non private dwellings390.30.4350.30.4+4

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, Regional VIC: 0.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Regional VIC: 1.0% High density, Regional VIC: 0.3% Medium density, Regional VIC: 10.4% Separate house, Regional VIC: 87.8% Other, South Gippsland Shire: 0.5% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, South Gippsland Shire: 0.7% High density, South Gippsland Shire: 0.0% Medium density, South Gippsland Shire: 4.6% Separate house, South Gippsland Shire: 94.1%
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, South Gippsland Shire: -16 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, South Gippsland Shire: -27 High density, South Gippsland Shire: 0 Medium density, South Gippsland Shire: +110 Separate house, South Gippsland Shire: +1,154
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 14,211 separate houses in the area, 700 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in South Gippsland Shire in 2011 shows that 94.1% of all dwellings were separate houses; 4.6% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 87.8%, 10.4%, and 0.3% in the Regional VIC respectively.

In 2011, a total of 71.9% of the dwellings in South Gippsland Shire were occupied on Census night, compared to 83.3% in Regional VIC. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 27.8%, which is larger compared to that found in Regional VIC (16.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in South Gippsland Shire increased by 1,226 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+1,154 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+110 dwellings)
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