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Central Coast Council area

Recent arrivals - Number of bedrooms per dwelling

In 2011, dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common amongst recent arrivals 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 recent arrivals.

Areas with large student populations among their recent arrivals may have many single bedroom dwellings or bedsits, particularly with purpose-built student accommodation. Families may live in dwellings with larger number of bedrooms.

In combination with Household Type and Household Size, the Number of Bedrooms can also indicate issues around housing affordability and overcrowding among migrant communities.

Derived from the Census question:

'How many bedrooms are there in this dwelling?'

People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011, counted in private dwellings

Number of bedrooms per dwelling
Central Coast Council area - Recent arrivals2011
Number of bedroomsNumber%Greater Sydney
0 or 1 bedrooms701.69.4
2 bedrooms72116.141.4
3 bedrooms1,86641.728.3
4 bedrooms1,45132.413.9
5 bedrooms or more3477.75.3
Not stated240.51.8

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 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, Greater Sydney: 5.3% 4 bedrooms, Greater Sydney: 13.9% 3 bedrooms, Greater Sydney: 28.3% 2 bedrooms, Greater Sydney: 41.4% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Greater Sydney: 9.4% 5 bedrooms or more, Central Coast Council area: 7.7% 4 bedrooms, Central Coast Council area: 32.4% 3 bedrooms, Central Coast Council area: 41.7% 2 bedrooms, Central Coast Council area: 16.1% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Central Coast Council area: 1.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the number of bedrooms in dwellings for recent arrivals in the Central Coast Council area shows that there was a lower proportion of recent arrivals in dwellings with 1 or 2 bedrooms, and a higher proportion in dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms compared to the Greater Sydney in 2011.

Overall, 17.7% of recent arrivals were in 1 or 2 bedroom dwellings, and 40.1% in 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 50.8% and 19.2% for Greater Sydney respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling for recent arrivals in the Central Coast Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of people in 4 bedrooms (32.4% compared to 13.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people in 3 bedrooms (41.7% compared to 28.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in 2 bedrooms (16.1% compared to 41.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in 0 or 1 bedrooms (1.6% compared to 9.4%)
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