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In the City of Whittlesea, 10.6% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 28% in Greater Melbourne.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the City of Whittlesea'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 the City of Whittlesea.

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
City of Whittlesea - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Separate house
49,14189.271.138,50190.571.6+10,640
map this data in atlas.idMedium density5,62210.221.13,8569.121.5+1,766
map this data in atlas.idHigh density2400.47.2700.26.3+170
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
100.00.2620.10.3-52
Other
370.10.3510.10.3-14
Not stated
100.00.030.00.0+7

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

Dwelling type
City of Whittlesea20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings51,72093.991.240,68795.691.7+11,033
Unoccupied private dwellings3,3456.18.61,8634.48.1+1,482
Non private dwellings310.10.2250.10.2+6

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, City of Whittlesea: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Whittlesea: 0.0% High density, City of Whittlesea: 0.4% Medium density, City of Whittlesea: 10.2% Separate house, City of Whittlesea: 89.2%
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, City of Whittlesea: -14 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Whittlesea: -52 High density, City of Whittlesea: +170 Medium density, City of Whittlesea: +1,766 Separate house, City of Whittlesea: +10,640
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 49,141 separate houses in the area, 5,622 medium density dwellings, and 240 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the City of Whittlesea in 2011 shows that 89.2% of all dwellings were separate houses; 10.2% were medium density dwellings, and 0.4% were in high density dwellings, compared with 71.1%, 21.1%, and 7.2% in the Greater Melbourne respectively.

In 2011, a total of 93.9% of the dwellings in the City of Whittlesea were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.2% in Greater Melbourne. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 6.1%, which is smaller compared to that found in Greater Melbourne (8.6%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the City of Whittlesea increased by 12,521 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the City of Whittlesea between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+10,640 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+1,766 dwellings)
  • High density (+170 dwellings)
  • Caravans, cabin, houseboat (-52 dwellings)
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