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Dwelling type

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In the City of Yarra, 85.2% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 33% in Greater Melbourne.

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

Derived from the Census:

'Dwelling Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
City of Yarra - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Separate house
5,90413.466.17,57920.671.1-1,675
map this data in atlas.idMedium density21,13348.122.919,18252.121.1+1,951
map this data in atlas.idHigh density16,30537.110.19,66226.27.2+6,643
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
680.20.200.00.2+68
Other
3050.70.33621.00.3-57
Not stated
2310.50.3340.10.0+197

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

Dwelling type
City of Yarra20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings39,86790.590.733,52390.891.2+6,344
Unoccupied private dwellings4,0699.29.13,2968.98.6+773
Non private dwellings980.20.1990.30.2-1

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 Melbourne: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% High density, Greater Melbourne: 10.1% Medium density, Greater Melbourne: 22.9% Separate house, Greater Melbourne: 66.1% Other, City of Yarra: 0.7% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Yarra: 0.2% High density, City of Yarra: 37.1% Medium density, City of Yarra: 48.1% Separate house, City of Yarra: 13.4%
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, City of Yarra: -57 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Yarra: +68 High density, City of Yarra: +6,643 Medium density, City of Yarra: +1,951 Separate house, City of Yarra: -1,675
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 5,904 separate houses in the area, 21,133 medium density dwellings, and 16,305 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the City of Yarra in 2016 shows that 13.4% of all dwellings were separate houses; 48.1% were medium density dwellings, and 37.1% were in high density dwellings, compared with 66.1%, 22.9%, and 10.1% in the Greater Melbourne respectively.

In 2016, a total of 90.5% of the dwellings in the City of Yarra were occupied on Census night, compared to 90.7% in Greater Melbourne. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 9.2%, which is similar compared to that found in Greater Melbourne (9.1%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the City of Yarra increased by 7,116 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the City of Yarra between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • High density (+6,643 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+1,951 dwellings)
  • Separate house (-1,675 dwellings)
  • Caravans, cabin, houseboat (+68 dwellings)
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