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Horseshoe Bend Ward

Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in Horseshoe Bend Ward 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 Horseshoe Bend Ward 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
Horseshoe Bend Ward20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms
1901.72.01621.51.8+28
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms1,27511.69.41,29111.89.5-15
3 bedrooms
6,39958.156.26,47159.358.8-72
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms2,04918.622.41,99818.320.5+51
5 bedrooms or more
3122.83.42822.63.0+30
Not stated
7787.16.67106.56.4+68

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 Brimbank: 6.6% 5 bedrooms or more, City of Brimbank: 3.4% 4 bedrooms, City of Brimbank: 22.4% 3 bedrooms, City of Brimbank: 56.2% 2 bedrooms, City of Brimbank: 9.4% 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Brimbank: 2.0% Not stated, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 7.1% 5 bedrooms or more, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 2.8% 4 bedrooms, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 18.6% 3 bedrooms, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 58.1% 2 bedrooms, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 11.6% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 1.7%
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, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +68 5 bedrooms or more, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +30 4 bedrooms, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +51 3 bedrooms, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -72 2 bedrooms, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -15 0 or 1 bedrooms, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +28
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 Horseshoe Bend Ward in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank 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, 13.3% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 21.5% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 11.3% and 25.9% for City of Brimbank respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of Horseshoe Bend Ward and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (11.6% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (58.1% compared to 56.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (18.6% compared to 22.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in Horseshoe Bend Ward between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 3 bedrooms (-72 dwellings)
  • 4 bedrooms (+51 dwellings)

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