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Carrum Downs

Number of bedrooms per dwelling

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Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in Carrum Downs in 2016.

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 Carrum Downs 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
Carrum Downs - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2011 to 2016
0 or 1 bedrooms
2102.73.22393.43.2-29
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms80610.514.86138.615.0+193
3 bedrooms
4,41157.347.74,28060.250.9+131
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms1,46819.122.71,28518.122.0+183
5 bedrooms or more
1982.64.12123.03.7-14
Not stated
6097.97.54756.75.2+134

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2016
Number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2016 Not stated, Frankston City: 7.5% 5 bedrooms or more, Frankston City: 4.1% 4 bedrooms, Frankston City: 22.7% 3 bedrooms, Frankston City: 47.7% 2 bedrooms, Frankston City: 14.8% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Frankston City: 3.2% Not stated, Carrum Downs: 7.9% 5 bedrooms or more, Carrum Downs: 2.6% 4 bedrooms, Carrum Downs: 19.1% 3 bedrooms, Carrum Downs: 57.3% 2 bedrooms, Carrum Downs: 10.5% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Carrum Downs: 2.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2011 to 2016
Change in number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, Carrum Downs: +134 5 bedrooms or more, Carrum Downs: -14 4 bedrooms, Carrum Downs: +183 3 bedrooms, Carrum Downs: +131 2 bedrooms, Carrum Downs: +193 0 or 1 bedrooms, Carrum Downs: -29
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the number of bedrooms in dwellings in Carrum Downs in 2016 compared to Frankston City shows that there was a lower proportion of dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, as well as a lower proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 13.2% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 21.6% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 18.0% and 26.8% for Frankston City respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of Carrum Downs and Frankston City were:

  • A larger percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (57.3% compared to 47.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (10.5% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (19.1% compared to 22.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 5 or more bedroom dwellings (2.6% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in Carrum Downs between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 2 bedrooms (+193 dwellings)
  • 4 bedrooms (+183 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (+131 dwellings)

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