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Low income households - Number of bedrooms per dwelling

In 2011, dwellings with 2 bedrooms were the most common for low income households in the City of Burnside.

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 the City of Burnside plays in the housing market.

For low income households, affordability may be an issue, and it may be that households can only afford to occupy (rent or buy) relatively small dwellings. However, this is also related to Household Size - low incomes are often associated with 1 or 2 person households, particularly retirees and students, so number of bedrooms data should be viewed in conjunction with Household Type data to get an indication of whether particular housing sizes indicate the presence of overcrowding and housing affordability issues.

Derived from the Census question:

'How many bedrooms are there in this dwelling?'

Low income households in private dwellings

Number of bedrooms per dwelling
City of Burnside - Low income households20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%South AustraliaNumber%South Australia2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms36712.49.231012.39.5+57
2 bedrooms1,30444.230.81,19347.332.3+111
3 bedrooms92031.249.075529.948.3+165
4 bedrooms2337.97.51475.86.2+86
5 bedrooms or more682.31.1481.90.9+20
Not stated602.02.5692.72.9-9

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 5 bedrooms or more, South Australia: 1.1% 4 bedrooms, South Australia: 7.5% 3 bedrooms, South Australia: 49.0% 2 bedrooms, South Australia: 30.8% 0 or 1 bedrooms, South Australia: 9.2% 5 bedrooms or more, City of Burnside: 2.3% 4 bedrooms, City of Burnside: 7.9% 3 bedrooms, City of Burnside: 31.2% 2 bedrooms, City of Burnside: 44.2% 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Burnside: 12.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented 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 5 bedrooms or more, City of Burnside: +20 4 bedrooms, City of Burnside: +86 3 bedrooms, City of Burnside: +165 2 bedrooms, City of Burnside: +111 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Burnside: +57
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the number of bedrooms in dwellings for low income households in City of Burnside in 2011 compared to South Australia shows that there was a higher proportion of households in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, as well as a higher proportion in dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 56.6% of low income households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less and 10.2% in 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 39.9% and 8.6% for South Australia respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling for low income households in the City of Burnside and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of households in 2 bedrooms (44.2% compared to 30.8%)
  • A larger percentage of households in 0 or 1 bedrooms (12.4% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of households in 5 bedrooms or more (2.3% compared to 1.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of households in 3 bedrooms (31.2% compared to 49.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling for low income households in the City of Burnside between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 3 bedrooms (+165 households)
  • 2 bedrooms (+111 households)
  • 4 bedrooms (+86 households)
  • 0 or 1 bedrooms (+57 households)
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