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Recent arrivals - Number of bedrooms per dwelling

In 2011, dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common amongst recent arrivals in Hobsons Bay City.

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 Hobsons Bay City plays in the housing market for recent arrivals.

Areas with large student populations among their recent arrivals may have many single bedroom dwellings or bedsits, particularly with purpose-built student accommodation. Families may live in dwellings with larger number of bedrooms.

In combination with Household Type and Household Size, the Number of Bedrooms can also indicate issues around housing affordability and overcrowding among migrant communities.

Derived from the Census question:

'How many bedrooms are there in this dwelling?'

People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011, counted in private dwellings

Number of bedrooms per dwelling
Hobsons Bay City - Recent arrivals2011
Number of bedroomsNumber%Greater Melbourne
0 or 1 bedrooms1552.98.2
2 bedrooms1,23323.025.6
3 bedrooms3,01156.239.2
4 bedrooms67012.519.7
5 bedrooms or more1763.35.3
Not stated1082.02.0

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, Greater Melbourne: 5.3% 4 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 19.7% 3 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 39.2% 2 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 25.6% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 8.2% 5 bedrooms or more, Hobsons Bay City: 3.3% 4 bedrooms, Hobsons Bay City: 12.5% 3 bedrooms, Hobsons Bay City: 56.2% 2 bedrooms, Hobsons Bay City: 23.0% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Hobsons Bay City: 2.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the number of bedrooms in dwellings for recent arrivals in Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a lower proportion of recent arrivals in dwellings with 1 or 2 bedrooms, as well as a lower proportion in dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms compared to the Greater Melbourne in 2011.

Overall, 25.9% of recent arrivals were in 1 or 2 bedroom dwellings, and 15.8% in 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 33.7% and 25.0% for Greater Melbourne respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling for recent arrivals in Hobsons Bay City and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people in 3 bedrooms (56.2% compared to 39.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in 4 bedrooms (12.5% compared to 19.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in 0 or 1 bedrooms (2.9% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in 2 bedrooms (23.0% compared to 25.6%)