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Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in the Frankston City in 2011.

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 Frankston City 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
Frankston City20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms
1,5683.25.51,4273.15.0+141
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms7,39015.019.36,71014.719.6+680
3 bedrooms
25,12350.943.823,68851.945.2+1,435
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms10,85622.022.09,46720.720.1+1,389
5 bedrooms or more
1,8203.74.31,5213.33.9+299
Not stated
2,5755.25.12,8186.26.2-243

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 Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 5.1% 5 bedrooms or more, Greater Melbourne: 4.3% 4 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 22.0% 3 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 43.8% 2 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 19.3% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 5.5% Not stated, Frankston City: 5.2% 5 bedrooms or more, Frankston City: 3.7% 4 bedrooms, Frankston City: 22.0% 3 bedrooms, Frankston City: 50.9% 2 bedrooms, Frankston City: 15.0% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Frankston City: 3.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id 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 Not stated, Frankston City: -243 5 bedrooms or more, Frankston City: +299 4 bedrooms, Frankston City: +1,389 3 bedrooms, Frankston City: +1,435 2 bedrooms, Frankston City: +680 0 or 1 bedrooms, Frankston City: +141
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the number of bedrooms in dwellings in Frankston City in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 18.2% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 25.7% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 24.8% and 26.3% for Greater Melbourne respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of the Frankston City and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (50.9% compared to 43.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (15.0% compared to 19.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (3.2% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in the Frankston City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 3 bedrooms (+1,435 dwellings)
  • 4 bedrooms (+1,389 dwellings)
  • 2 bedrooms (+680 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+299 dwellings)

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