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Altona Meadows

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 Altona Meadows 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 Altona Meadows 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
Altona Meadows - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
0 or 1 bedrooms
140.23.5390.63.8-25
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms1,22117.119.91,10715.920.2+114
3 bedrooms
4,06557.051.94,09358.953.8-28
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms1,24617.515.61,17316.914.7+73
5 bedrooms or more
1762.52.71562.22.3+20
Not stated
4095.76.53825.55.2+27

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, 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% Not stated, Altona Meadows: 5.7% 5 bedrooms or more, Altona Meadows: 2.5% 4 bedrooms, Altona Meadows: 17.5% 3 bedrooms, Altona Meadows: 57.0% 2 bedrooms, Altona Meadows: 17.1% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Altona Meadows: 0.2%
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, Altona Meadows: +27 5 bedrooms or more, Altona Meadows: +20 4 bedrooms, Altona Meadows: +73 3 bedrooms, Altona Meadows: -28 2 bedrooms, Altona Meadows: +114 0 or 1 bedrooms, Altona Meadows: -25
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 Altona Meadows in 2016 compared to Hobsons Bay City 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, 17.3% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 19.9% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 23.3% and 18.3% for Hobsons Bay City respectively.

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

  • A larger percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (57.0% compared to 51.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (17.5% compared to 15.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (0.2% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (17.1% compared to 19.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in Altona Meadows between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 2 bedrooms (+114 dwellings)
  • 4 bedrooms (+73 dwellings)

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