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Shire of Ashburton

Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in the Shire of Ashburton 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 the Shire of Ashburton 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
Shire of Ashburton - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms50318.08.235814.87.7+145
2 bedrooms2167.712.21877.712.5+29
3 bedrooms1,41350.438.81,30353.940.8+110
4 bedrooms30110.728.525110.426.1+50
5 bedrooms or more411.54.3351.44.1+6
Not stated32711.77.928211.78.9+45

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, Regional WA: 7.9% 5 bedrooms or more, Regional WA: 4.3% 4 bedrooms, Regional WA: 28.5% 3 bedrooms, Regional WA: 38.8% 2 bedrooms, Regional WA: 12.2% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Regional WA: 8.2% Not stated, Shire of Ashburton: 11.7% 5 bedrooms or more, Shire of Ashburton: 1.5% 4 bedrooms, Shire of Ashburton: 10.7% 3 bedrooms, Shire of Ashburton: 50.4% 2 bedrooms, Shire of Ashburton: 7.7% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Shire of Ashburton: 18.0%
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, Shire of Ashburton: +45 5 bedrooms or more, Shire of Ashburton: +6 4 bedrooms, Shire of Ashburton: +50 3 bedrooms, Shire of Ashburton: +110 2 bedrooms, Shire of Ashburton: +29 0 or 1 bedrooms, Shire of Ashburton: +145
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 Shire of Ashburton in 2011 compared to Regional WA shows that there was a higher proportion of dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and a lower proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 25.7% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 12.2% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 20.4% and 32.9% for Regional WA respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of the Shire of Ashburton and Regional WA were:

  • A larger percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (50.4% compared to 38.8%)
  • A larger percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (18.0% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (10.7% compared to 28.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (7.7% compared to 12.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in the Shire of Ashburton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 0 or 1 bedrooms (+145 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (+110 dwellings)
  • 4 bedrooms (+50 dwellings)

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