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Newport East

Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in Newport East 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 Newport East 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
Newport East20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms
211.43.890.63.7+12
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms37824.620.242826.820.5-50
3 bedrooms
75248.953.880650.554.6-54
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms25716.714.721713.613.3+40
5 bedrooms or more
362.32.3322.02.0+4
Not stated
936.15.21066.65.9-13

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, Newport East: 6.1% 5 bedrooms or more, Newport East: 2.3% 4 bedrooms, Newport East: 16.7% 3 bedrooms, Newport East: 48.9% 2 bedrooms, Newport East: 24.6% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Newport East: 1.4%
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, Newport East: -13 5 bedrooms or more, Newport East: +4 4 bedrooms, Newport East: +40 3 bedrooms, Newport East: -54 2 bedrooms, Newport East: -50 0 or 1 bedrooms, Newport East: +12
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 Newport East in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a higher proportion of dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, as well as a higher proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 26.0% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 19.0% 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 Newport East and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (24.6% compared to 20.2%)
  • A larger percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (16.7% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (48.9% compared to 53.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (1.4% compared to 3.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in Newport East between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 3 bedrooms (-54 dwellings)
  • 2 bedrooms (-50 dwellings)

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