Increased high density dwelling in the region


Determining dwelling type popularity for Greater Shepparton can give an interesting and useful snapshot as to the types of houses being built in the area.

A greater concentration of high-density dwellings, such as units or apartment buildings, are likely to attract smaller households and younger adults, often renting.

Medium density housing and large dwellings, such as a separate house, are more likely to attract families or potential families.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2016 population and housing census, the City of Greater Shepparton has a rising percentage of high-density housing.

Although the percentage of high-density dwelling is only minor when compared to the rest of regional Victoria, this is a significant snapshot of the changing shape of the Shepparton region, especially when compared to data from 2011.

According to the ABS, the City of Greater Shepparton has had 19 high-density buildings established in the region within the last five years alone, raising the total number of high-density buildings from 8 in 2011 to 27 in 2016.

In 2016, analysis of the types of dwellings in the City of Greater Shepparton Region showed that the total proportion of unoccupied dwellings in the region was down to 9.2 percent, which is almost half the regional Victoria average of 16.1 percent.