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Balwyn North

Number of bedrooms per dwelling

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in Balwyn North 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 Balwyn North 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
Balwyn North - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
0 or 1 bedrooms350.57.3370.56.3-2
2 bedrooms6639.825.580011.626.2-137
3 bedrooms2,60538.430.72,93242.633.7-327
4 bedrooms2,39935.422.82,28933.222.5+110
5 bedrooms or more79511.78.26389.37.1+157
Not stated2824.25.51922.84.2+90

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, City of Boroondara: 5.5% 5 bedrooms or more, City of Boroondara: 8.2% 4 bedrooms, City of Boroondara: 22.8% 3 bedrooms, City of Boroondara: 30.7% 2 bedrooms, City of Boroondara: 25.5% 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Boroondara: 7.3% Not stated, Balwyn North: 4.2% 5 bedrooms or more, Balwyn North: 11.7% 4 bedrooms, Balwyn North: 35.4% 3 bedrooms, Balwyn North: 38.4% 2 bedrooms, Balwyn North: 9.8% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Balwyn North: 0.5%
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, Balwyn North: +90 5 bedrooms or more, Balwyn North: +157 4 bedrooms, Balwyn North: +110 3 bedrooms, Balwyn North: -327 2 bedrooms, Balwyn North: -137 0 or 1 bedrooms, Balwyn North: -2
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 Balwyn North in 2016 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a lower proportion of dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and a higher proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 10.3% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 47.1% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 32.8% and 31.0% for the City of Boroondara respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of Balwyn North and the City of Boroondara were:

  • A larger percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (35.4% compared to 22.8%)
  • A larger percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (38.4% compared to 30.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (9.8% compared to 25.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (0.5% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in Balwyn North between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 3 bedrooms (-327 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+157 dwellings)
  • 2 bedrooms (-137 dwellings)
  • 4 bedrooms (+110 dwellings)

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