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Surrey Hills

Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in Surrey Hills 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 Surrey Hills 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
Surrey Hills20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms903.06.3852.85.4+5
2 bedrooms80926.826.284128.026.9-31
3 bedrooms1,01433.633.71,04834.935.3-34
4 bedrooms81026.922.572824.221.1+82
5 bedrooms or more2217.37.12026.76.4+19
Not stated722.44.21013.44.8-29

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 Boroondara: 4.2% 5 bedrooms or more, City of Boroondara: 7.1% 4 bedrooms, City of Boroondara: 22.5% 3 bedrooms, City of Boroondara: 33.7% 2 bedrooms, City of Boroondara: 26.2% 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Boroondara: 6.3% Not stated, Surrey Hills: 2.4% 5 bedrooms or more, Surrey Hills: 7.3% 4 bedrooms, Surrey Hills: 26.9% 3 bedrooms, Surrey Hills: 33.6% 2 bedrooms, Surrey Hills: 26.8% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Surrey Hills: 3.0%
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, Surrey Hills: -29 5 bedrooms or more, Surrey Hills: +19 4 bedrooms, Surrey Hills: +82 3 bedrooms, Surrey Hills: -34 2 bedrooms, Surrey Hills: -31 0 or 1 bedrooms, Surrey Hills: +5
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 Surrey Hills in 2011 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, 29.8% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 34.2% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 32.5% and 29.7% for the City of Boroondara respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of Surrey Hills and the City of Boroondara were:

  • A larger percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (26.9% compared to 22.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (3.0% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in Surrey Hills between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • 4 bedrooms (+82 dwellings)

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