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Low income households - Number of bedrooms per dwelling

In 2011, dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common for low income households in Hobsons Bay City.

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 low income households, affordability may be an issue, and it may be that households can only afford to occupy (rent or buy) relatively small dwellings. However, this is also related to Household Size - low incomes are often associated with 1 or 2 person households, particularly retirees and students, so number of bedrooms data should be viewed in conjunction with Household Type data to get an indication of whether particular housing sizes indicate the presence of overcrowding and housing affordability issues.

Derived from the Census question:

'How many bedrooms are there in this dwelling?'

Low income households in private dwellings

Number of bedrooms per dwelling
Hobsons Bay City - Low income households20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms5999.210.75729.410.9+27
2 bedrooms1,74927.027.81,73028.329.0+19
3 bedrooms3,44753.246.63,24053.047.0+207
4 bedrooms4557.010.53505.78.8+105
5 bedrooms or more580.91.6480.81.3+10
Not stated1772.72.81752.93.0+2

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 5 bedrooms or more, Victoria: 1.6% 4 bedrooms, Victoria: 10.5% 3 bedrooms, Victoria: 46.6% 2 bedrooms, Victoria: 27.8% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Victoria: 10.7% 5 bedrooms or more, Hobsons Bay City: 0.9% 4 bedrooms, Hobsons Bay City: 7.0% 3 bedrooms, Hobsons Bay City: 53.2% 2 bedrooms, Hobsons Bay City: 27.0% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Hobsons Bay City: 9.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented 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 5 bedrooms or more, Hobsons Bay City: +10 4 bedrooms, Hobsons Bay City: +105 3 bedrooms, Hobsons Bay City: +207 2 bedrooms, Hobsons Bay City: +19 0 or 1 bedrooms, Hobsons Bay City: +27
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the number of bedrooms in dwellings for low income households in Hobsons Bay City in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that there was a lower proportion of households in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, as well as a lower proportion in dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 36.2% of low income households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less and 7.9% in 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 38.5% and 12.1% for Victoria respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling for low income households in Hobsons Bay City and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of households in 3 bedrooms (53.2% compared to 46.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of households in 4 bedrooms (7.0% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of households in 0 or 1 bedrooms (9.2% compared to 10.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling for low income households in Hobsons Bay City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 3 bedrooms (+207 households)
  • 4 bedrooms (+105 households)