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Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 2 bedrooms were the most common in South West Overlay in 2011.

The Number of Bedrooms in a dwelling is an indicator of the size of dwellings, and when combined with Dwelling Type information, provides insight into the role South West Overlay plays in the housing market. For example, an area of high density dwellings that are predominantly 1-2 bedroom are likely to attract students, single workers and young couples, whereas a high density area with dwellings that are predominantly 2-3 bedroom may attract more empty nesters and some families.

In combination with Household Type and Household Size, the Number of Bedrooms can also indicate issues around housing affordability, overcrowding and other socio-economic factors.

Derived from the Census question:

'How many bedrooms are there in this dwelling?'

Occupied private dwellings

Number of bedrooms per dwelling
South West Overlay20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms
25320.919.622020.615.9+33
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms55345.743.644441.544.2+109
3 bedrooms
22618.720.120619.320.8+20
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms433.54.1171.63.6+26
5 bedrooms or more
231.91.530.31.8+20
Not stated
1129.211.218016.813.6-68

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

Number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2011
Number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2011 Not stated, City of Adelaide: 11.2% 5 bedrooms or more, City of Adelaide: 1.5% 4 bedrooms, City of Adelaide: 4.1% 3 bedrooms, City of Adelaide: 20.1% 2 bedrooms, City of Adelaide: 43.6% 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Adelaide: 19.6% Not stated, South West Overlay: 9.2% 5 bedrooms or more, South West Overlay: 1.9% 4 bedrooms, South West Overlay: 3.5% 3 bedrooms, South West Overlay: 18.7% 2 bedrooms, South West Overlay: 45.7% 0 or 1 bedrooms, South West Overlay: 20.9%
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 number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2006 to 2011
Change in number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, South West Overlay: -68 5 bedrooms or more, South West Overlay: +20 4 bedrooms, South West Overlay: +26 3 bedrooms, South West Overlay: +20 2 bedrooms, South West Overlay: +109 0 or 1 bedrooms, South West Overlay: +33
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

Analysis of the number of bedrooms in dwellings in South West Overlay in 2011 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion of dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and a similar proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 66.6% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 5.4% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 63.2% and 5.6% for the City of Adelaide respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of South West Overlay and the City of Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (45.7% compared to 43.6%)
  • A larger percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (20.9% compared to 19.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (18.7% compared to 20.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in South West Overlay between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • 2 bedrooms (+109 dwellings)

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