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Brisbane LGA

Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in Brisbane LGA in 2006.

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 Brisbane LGA 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
Brisbane LGA - Households (Enumerated)20062001Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2001 to 2006
0 or 1 bedrooms20,8195.64.320,5206.04.7+299
2 bedrooms72,13619.215.370,68920.716.7+1,447
3 bedrooms149,52239.942.6147,21043.246.8+2,312
4 bedrooms84,81422.626.172,73321.323.7+12,081
5 bedrooms or more23,4586.36.118,8725.55.3+4,586
Not stated24,0296.45.710,6563.12.9+13,373

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2006. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2006
Number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2006 Not stated, Greater Brisbane: 5.7% 5 bedrooms or more, Greater Brisbane: 6.1% 4 bedrooms, Greater Brisbane: 26.1% 3 bedrooms, Greater Brisbane: 42.6% 2 bedrooms, Greater Brisbane: 15.3% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Greater Brisbane: 4.3% Not stated, Brisbane LGA: 6.4% 5 bedrooms or more, Brisbane LGA: 6.3% 4 bedrooms, Brisbane LGA: 22.6% 3 bedrooms, Brisbane LGA: 39.9% 2 bedrooms, Brisbane LGA: 19.2% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Brisbane LGA: 5.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2001 to 2006
Change in number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2001 to 2006 Not stated, Brisbane LGA: +13,373 5 bedrooms or more, Brisbane LGA: +4,586 4 bedrooms, Brisbane LGA: +12,081 3 bedrooms, Brisbane LGA: +2,312 2 bedrooms, Brisbane LGA: +1,447 0 or 1 bedrooms, Brisbane LGA: +299
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2001 and 2006 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the number of bedrooms in dwellings in Brisbane LGA in 2006 compared to Greater Brisbane 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, 24.8% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 28.9% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 19.6% and 32.2% for Greater Brisbane respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of Brisbane LGA and Greater Brisbane were:

  • A larger percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (19.2% compared to 15.3%)
  • A larger percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (5.6% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (22.6% compared to 26.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (39.9% compared to 42.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in Brisbane LGA between 2001 and 2006 were:

  • 4 bedrooms (+12,081 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+4,586 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (+2,312 dwellings)
  • 2 bedrooms (+1,447 dwellings)

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