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Southland Activity Centre

Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in Southland Activity Centre 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 Southland Activity Centre 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
Southland Activity Centre20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms
121.43.491.13.1+3
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms21425.723.222327.724.0-9
3 bedrooms
40248.139.939749.240.7+4
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms14517.323.011814.621.4+27
5 bedrooms or more
182.26.1212.65.5-3
Not stated
455.44.4394.85.3+6

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 Bayside: 4.4% 5 bedrooms or more, City of Bayside: 6.1% 4 bedrooms, City of Bayside: 23.0% 3 bedrooms, City of Bayside: 39.9% 2 bedrooms, City of Bayside: 23.2% 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Bayside: 3.4% Not stated, Southland Activity Centre: 5.4% 5 bedrooms or more, Southland Activity Centre: 2.2% 4 bedrooms, Southland Activity Centre: 17.3% 3 bedrooms, Southland Activity Centre: 48.1% 2 bedrooms, Southland Activity Centre: 25.7% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Southland Activity Centre: 1.4%
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, Southland Activity Centre: +6 5 bedrooms or more, Southland Activity Centre: -3 4 bedrooms, Southland Activity Centre: +27 3 bedrooms, Southland Activity Centre: +4 2 bedrooms, Southland Activity Centre: -9 0 or 1 bedrooms, Southland Activity Centre: +3
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 Southland Activity Centre in 2011 compared to City of Bayside 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, 27.1% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 19.5% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 26.6% and 29.1% for City of Bayside respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of Southland Activity Centre and City of Bayside were:

  • A larger percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (48.1% compared to 39.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (25.7% compared to 23.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (17.3% compared to 23.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 5 or more bedroom dwellings (2.2% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Southland Activity Centre between 2006 and 2011.

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