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Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in the Gunnedah Shire 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 Gunnedah Shire 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
Gunnedah Shire - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms
1543.24.71723.84.7-18
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms77516.318.175516.718.5+20
3 bedrooms
2,14445.143.32,10646.744.6+38
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms1,16024.423.71,05623.422.4+104
5 bedrooms or more
2615.55.12305.14.6+31
Not stated
2655.65.11914.25.2+74

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, Regional NSW: 5.1% 5 bedrooms or more, Regional NSW: 5.1% 4 bedrooms, Regional NSW: 23.7% 3 bedrooms, Regional NSW: 43.3% 2 bedrooms, Regional NSW: 18.1% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Regional NSW: 4.7% Not stated, Gunnedah Shire: 5.6% 5 bedrooms or more, Gunnedah Shire: 5.5% 4 bedrooms, Gunnedah Shire: 24.4% 3 bedrooms, Gunnedah Shire: 45.1% 2 bedrooms, Gunnedah Shire: 16.3% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Gunnedah Shire: 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, Gunnedah Shire: +74 5 bedrooms or more, Gunnedah Shire: +31 4 bedrooms, Gunnedah Shire: +104 3 bedrooms, Gunnedah Shire: +38 2 bedrooms, Gunnedah Shire: +20 0 or 1 bedrooms, Gunnedah Shire: -18
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 Gunnedah Shire in 2011 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a lower proportion of dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and a higher proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 19.5% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 29.9% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 22.8% and 28.8% for Regional NSW respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of the Gunnedah Shire and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (45.1% compared to 43.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (16.3% compared to 18.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (3.2% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in the Gunnedah Shire between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • 4 bedrooms (+104 dwellings)

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