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Central Coast Council area

Life-stages - Number of bedrooms per dwelling

In 2011, children aged 0 to 4 years were most commonly found in dwellings with 3 bedrooms in the Central Coast Council area.

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 Central Coast Council area plays in the housing market for different age groups.

For example, where people aged 18 to 24 are in the workforce, one bedroom and bedsitters may be dominant. Upgrader areas housing families could have larger separate dwellings, while smaller units may be common for downsizers among older migrant communities.

To the extent that there may be a mismatch between bedrooms and Household Size, this topic can also look at the potential for overcrowding in particular communities, or the availability of extra bedrooms.

Derived from the Census question:

'How many bedrooms are there in this dwelling?'

Children aged 0 to 4 years at home, counted in private dwellings

Number of bedrooms per dwelling
Central Coast Council area - Children aged 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%New South WalesNumber%New South Wales2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms870.41.1820.40.8+5
2 bedrooms1,7188.716.01,5078.214.3+211
3 bedrooms8,91945.442.68,54146.544.4+378
4 bedrooms6,44632.828.15,99332.628.3+453
5 bedrooms or more1,7779.07.91,4087.77.1+369
Not stated7173.64.38494.65.1-132

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, New South Wales: 7.9% 4 bedrooms, New South Wales: 28.1% 3 bedrooms, New South Wales: 42.6% 2 bedrooms, New South Wales: 16.0% 0 or 1 bedrooms, New South Wales: 1.1% 5 bedrooms or more, Central Coast Council area: 9.0% 4 bedrooms, Central Coast Council area: 32.8% 3 bedrooms, Central Coast Council area: 45.4% 2 bedrooms, Central Coast Council area: 8.7% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Central Coast Council area: 0.4%
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, Central Coast Council area: +369 4 bedrooms, Central Coast Council area: +453 3 bedrooms, Central Coast Council area: +378 2 bedrooms, Central Coast Council area: +211 0 or 1 bedrooms, Central Coast Council area: +5
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 children aged 0 to 4 years in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to New South Wales, shows that there was a lower proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and a higher proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 9.2% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 41.8% in 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 17.1% and 36.0% for New South Wales respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling children aged 0 to 4 years in the Central Coast Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of people in 4 bedrooms (32.8% compared to 28.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people in 3 bedrooms (45.4% compared to 42.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people in 5 bedrooms or more (9.0% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in 2 bedrooms (8.7% compared to 16.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling for children aged 0 to 4 years in the Central Coast Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 4 bedrooms (+453 persons)
  • 3 bedrooms (+378 persons)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+369 persons)
  • 2 bedrooms (+211 persons)
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