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Central Coast Council area

Low income households - Number of bedrooms per dwelling

In 2011, dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common for low income households 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 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
Central Coast Council area - Low income households20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%New South WalesNumber%New South Wales2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms3,0349.812.82,66110.012.7+373
2 bedrooms10,32133.331.08,99333.831.9+1,328
3 bedrooms12,64140.840.010,92541.140.6+1,716
4 bedrooms3,69011.911.22,86110.810.0+829
5 bedrooms or more4861.62.03361.31.7+150
Not stated8462.73.07983.03.1+48

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: 2.0% 4 bedrooms, New South Wales: 11.2% 3 bedrooms, New South Wales: 40.0% 2 bedrooms, New South Wales: 31.0% 0 or 1 bedrooms, New South Wales: 12.8% 5 bedrooms or more, Central Coast Council area: 1.6% 4 bedrooms, Central Coast Council area: 11.9% 3 bedrooms, Central Coast Council area: 40.8% 2 bedrooms, Central Coast Council area: 33.3% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Central Coast Council area: 9.8%
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: +150 4 bedrooms, Central Coast Council area: +829 3 bedrooms, Central Coast Council area: +1,716 2 bedrooms, Central Coast Council area: +1,328 0 or 1 bedrooms, Central Coast Council area: +373
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 Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a lower proportion of households in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and a similar proportion in dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 43.1% of low income households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less and 13.5% in 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 43.8% and 13.2% for New South Wales respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling for low income households in the Central Coast Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of households in 2 bedrooms (33.3% compared to 31.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of households in 0 or 1 bedrooms (9.8% compared to 12.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling for low income households in the Central Coast Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 3 bedrooms (+1,716 households)
  • 2 bedrooms (+1,328 households)
  • 4 bedrooms (+829 households)
  • 0 or 1 bedrooms (+373 households)
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