City of YarraCommunity profile
census-message-logo

2016 Census data will be released soon and we're busy behind the scenes getting this website ready. Read our plan.

Skip to content

In the City of Yarra, 78.3% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 28% 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 Type is derived from an assessment by the Census Collector who observes and records the type of dwelling structure.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
City of Yarra - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Separate house
7,57920.671.16,54718.971.6+1,032
map this data in atlas.idMedium density19,18252.121.118,63053.721.5+552
map this data in atlas.idHigh density9,66226.27.28,91425.76.3+748
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.250.00.3-5
Other
3621.00.35581.60.3-196
Not stated
340.10.0150.00.0+19

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 Yarra20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings33,52390.891.231,62490.991.7+1,899
Unoccupied private dwellings3,2968.98.63,0458.88.1+251
Non private dwellings990.30.21170.30.2-18

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 Yarra: 1.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Yarra: 0.0% High density, City of Yarra: 26.2% Medium density, City of Yarra: 52.1% Separate house, City of Yarra: 20.6%
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 Yarra: -196 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Yarra: -5 High density, City of Yarra: +748 Medium density, City of Yarra: +552 Separate house, City of Yarra: +1,032
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 7,579 separate houses in the area, 19,182 medium density dwellings, and 9,662 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the City of Yarra in 2011 shows that 20.6% of all dwellings were separate houses; 52.1% were medium density dwellings, and 26.2% were in high density dwellings, compared with 71.1%, 21.1%, and 7.2% in the Greater Melbourne respectively.

In 2011, a total of 90.8% of the dwellings in the City of Yarra were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.2% in Greater Melbourne. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 8.9%, which is larger compared to that found in Greater Melbourne (8.6%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the City of Yarra increased by 2,132 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Separate house (+1,032 dwellings)
  • High density (+748 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+552 dwellings)
  • Other (-196 dwellings)
v16.07.05-1.0.8