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Number of bedrooms per dwelling

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Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in the Shire of Ashburton in 2016.

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)20162011Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
0 or 1 bedrooms45616.57.250318.08.2-47
2 bedrooms2448.811.62167.712.2+28
3 bedrooms1,29246.736.21,41350.438.8-121
4 bedrooms33212.029.830110.728.5+31
5 bedrooms or more622.24.6411.54.3+21
Not stated38213.810.832711.77.9+55

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

Number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2016
Number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2016 Not stated, Regional WA: 10.8% 5 bedrooms or more, Regional WA: 4.6% 4 bedrooms, Regional WA: 29.8% 3 bedrooms, Regional WA: 36.2% 2 bedrooms, Regional WA: 11.6% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Regional WA: 7.2% Not stated, Shire of Ashburton: 13.8% 5 bedrooms or more, Shire of Ashburton: 2.2% 4 bedrooms, Shire of Ashburton: 12.0% 3 bedrooms, Shire of Ashburton: 46.7% 2 bedrooms, Shire of Ashburton: 8.8% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Shire of Ashburton: 16.5%
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 number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2011 to 2016
Change in number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, Shire of Ashburton: +55 5 bedrooms or more, Shire of Ashburton: +21 4 bedrooms, Shire of Ashburton: +31 3 bedrooms, Shire of Ashburton: -121 2 bedrooms, Shire of Ashburton: +28 0 or 1 bedrooms, Shire of Ashburton: -47
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

Analysis of the number of bedrooms in dwellings in Shire of Ashburton in 2016 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, 25.3% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 14.2% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 18.8% and 34.3% 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 (46.7% compared to 36.2%)
  • A larger percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (16.5% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (12.0% compared to 29.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (8.8% compared to 11.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in the Shire of Ashburton between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • 3 bedrooms (-121 dwellings)

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