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Number of bedrooms per dwelling

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in the Georges River Council area 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 the Georges River Council area 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
Georges River Council area - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
0 or 1 bedrooms
2,3754.77.82,0474.27.3+328
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms14,84429.323.714,57730.123.9+267
3 bedrooms
17,12933.832.117,77436.735.2-645
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms9,38018.522.08,75618.121.5+624
5 bedrooms or more
4,1668.27.33,2216.76.2+945
Not stated
2,7745.57.12,0474.25.9+727

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, Greater Sydney: 7.1% 5 bedrooms or more, Greater Sydney: 7.3% 4 bedrooms, Greater Sydney: 22.0% 3 bedrooms, Greater Sydney: 32.1% 2 bedrooms, Greater Sydney: 23.7% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Greater Sydney: 7.8% Not stated, Georges River Council area: 5.5% 5 bedrooms or more, Georges River Council area: 8.2% 4 bedrooms, Georges River Council area: 18.5% 3 bedrooms, Georges River Council area: 33.8% 2 bedrooms, Georges River Council area: 29.3% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Georges River Council area: 4.7%
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, Georges River Council area: +727 5 bedrooms or more, Georges River Council area: +945 4 bedrooms, Georges River Council area: +624 3 bedrooms, Georges River Council area: -645 2 bedrooms, Georges River Council area: +267 0 or 1 bedrooms, Georges River Council area: +328
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 Georges River Council area in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion of dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and a lower proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 34.0% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 26.7% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 31.5% and 29.3% for Greater Sydney respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of the Georges River Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (29.3% compared to 23.7%)
  • A larger percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (33.8% compared to 32.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (18.5% compared to 22.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (4.7% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in the Georges River Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 5 bedrooms or more (+945 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (-645 dwellings)
  • 4 bedrooms (+624 dwellings)
  • 0 or 1 bedrooms (+328 dwellings)

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