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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 Williamstown 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 Williamstown 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
Williamstown - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
0 or 1 bedrooms
2586.03.52736.53.8-14
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms1,19127.419.91,23529.520.2-44
3 bedrooms
1,73239.851.91,72341.153.8+9
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms73817.015.667016.014.7+68
5 bedrooms or more
1343.12.71102.62.3+24
Not stated
2936.76.51814.35.2+112

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, Williamstown: 6.7% 5 bedrooms or more, Williamstown: 3.1% 4 bedrooms, Williamstown: 17.0% 3 bedrooms, Williamstown: 39.8% 2 bedrooms, Williamstown: 27.4% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Williamstown: 6.0%
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, Williamstown: +112 5 bedrooms or more, Williamstown: +24 4 bedrooms, Williamstown: +68 3 bedrooms, Williamstown: +9 2 bedrooms, Williamstown: -44 0 or 1 bedrooms, Williamstown: -14
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 Williamstown in 2016 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, 33.4% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 20.1% 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 Williamstown and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (27.4% compared to 19.9%)
  • A larger percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (6.0% compared to 3.5%)
  • A larger percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (17.0% compared to 15.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (39.8% compared to 51.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in Williamstown between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • 4 bedrooms (+68 dwellings)

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