City of Knox
Recent arrivals - Number of bedrooms per dwelling
In 2011, dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common amongst recent arrivals in the City of Knox.
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 the City of Knox plays in the housing market for recent arrivals.
Areas with large student populations among their recent arrivals may have many single bedroom dwellings or bedsits, particularly with purpose-built student accommodation. Families may live in dwellings with larger number of bedrooms.
Derived from the Census question:
'How many bedrooms are there in this dwelling?'
People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011, counted in private dwellings
|Number of bedrooms per dwelling|
|City of Knox - Recent arrivals||2011|
|Number of bedrooms||Number||%||Greater Melbourne|
|0 or 1 bedrooms||37||0.6||8.2||21001|
|5 bedrooms or more||431||7.6||5.3||21006|
|Total people counted in private dwellings||5,693||100.0||100.0|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Analysis of the number of bedrooms in dwellings for recent arrivals in the City of Knox shows that there was a lower proportion of recent arrivals in dwellings with 1 or 2 bedrooms, and a higher proportion in dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms compared to the Greater Melbourne in 2011.
Overall, 10.5% of recent arrivals were in 1 or 2 bedroom dwellings, and 40.2% in 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 33.7% and 25.0% for Greater Melbourne respectively.
The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling for recent arrivals in the City of Knox and Greater Melbourne were:
- A larger percentage of people in 4 bedrooms (32.7% compared to 19.7%)
- A larger percentage of people in 3 bedrooms (49.0% compared to 39.2%)
- A smaller percentage of people in 2 bedrooms (9.9% compared to 25.6%)
- A smaller percentage of people in 0 or 1 bedrooms (0.6% compared to 8.2%)