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Altona North

Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in Altona North 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 Altona North 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 North20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms
1974.63.81533.73.7+44
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms46910.920.244510.820.5+24
3 bedrooms
2,75464.053.82,71265.954.6+41
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms48711.314.742410.313.3+63
5 bedrooms or more
791.82.3822.02.0-2
Not stated
3167.35.22997.35.9+16

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, Hobsons Bay City: 5.2% 5 bedrooms or more, Hobsons Bay City: 2.3% 4 bedrooms, Hobsons Bay City: 14.7% 3 bedrooms, Hobsons Bay City: 53.8% 2 bedrooms, Hobsons Bay City: 20.2% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Hobsons Bay City: 3.8% Not stated, Altona North: 7.3% 5 bedrooms or more, Altona North: 1.8% 4 bedrooms, Altona North: 11.3% 3 bedrooms, Altona North: 64.0% 2 bedrooms, Altona North: 10.9% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Altona North: 4.6%
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, Altona North: +16 5 bedrooms or more, Altona North: -2 4 bedrooms, Altona North: +63 3 bedrooms, Altona North: +41 2 bedrooms, Altona North: +24 0 or 1 bedrooms, Altona North: +44
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 Altona North in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay City 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, 15.5% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 13.2% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 24.0% and 16.9% for Hobsons Bay City respectively.

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

  • A larger percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (64.0% compared to 53.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (10.9% compared to 20.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (11.3% compared to 14.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 4 bedrooms (+63 dwellings)

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