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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 Hobsons Bay City 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 Hobsons Bay 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
Hobsons Bay City - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
0 or 1 bedrooms
1,1823.56.01,2433.85.5-61
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms6,79519.919.56,55720.219.3+238
3 bedrooms
17,73451.940.117,50853.843.8+226
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms5,35115.623.04,76514.722.0+586
5 bedrooms or more
9092.74.87442.34.3+165
Not stated
2,2246.56.81,7075.25.1+517

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 Melbourne: 6.8% 5 bedrooms or more, Greater Melbourne: 4.8% 4 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 23.0% 3 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 40.1% 2 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 19.5% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 6.0% Not stated, Hobsons Bay City: 6.5% 5 bedrooms or more, Hobsons Bay City: 2.7% 4 bedrooms, Hobsons Bay City: 15.6% 3 bedrooms, Hobsons Bay City: 51.9% 2 bedrooms, Hobsons Bay City: 19.9% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Hobsons Bay City: 3.5%
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, Hobsons Bay City: +517 5 bedrooms or more, Hobsons Bay City: +165 4 bedrooms, Hobsons Bay City: +586 3 bedrooms, Hobsons Bay City: +226 2 bedrooms, Hobsons Bay City: +238 0 or 1 bedrooms, Hobsons Bay City: -61
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 Hobsons Bay City in 2016 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, 23.3% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 18.3% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 25.4% and 27.7% for Greater Melbourne respectively.

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

  • A larger percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (51.9% compared to 40.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (15.6% compared to 23.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (3.5% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 5 or more bedroom dwellings (2.7% compared to 4.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in Hobsons Bay City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 4 bedrooms (+586 dwellings)
  • 2 bedrooms (+238 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (+226 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+165 dwellings)

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