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Dandenong Foothills Policy Area

Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area 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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area 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
Dandenong Foothills Policy Area20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms
2262.11.82832.71.8-58
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms1,68715.711.31,76216.710.7-75
3 bedrooms
5,21448.448.25,15148.749.1+63
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms2,62324.329.82,41622.929.2+207
5 bedrooms or more
6526.16.15625.35.7+90
Not stated
3753.52.83963.73.5-21

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, City of Knox: 2.8% 5 bedrooms or more, City of Knox: 6.1% 4 bedrooms, City of Knox: 29.8% 3 bedrooms, City of Knox: 48.2% 2 bedrooms, City of Knox: 11.3% 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Knox: 1.8% Not stated, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 3.5% 5 bedrooms or more, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 6.1% 4 bedrooms, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 24.3% 3 bedrooms, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 48.4% 2 bedrooms, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 15.7% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 2.1%
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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -21 5 bedrooms or more, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +90 4 bedrooms, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +207 3 bedrooms, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +63 2 bedrooms, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -75 0 or 1 bedrooms, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -58
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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area in 2011 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a higher proportion of dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and a lower proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 17.7% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 30.4% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 13.1% and 35.9% for the City of Knox respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of Dandenong Foothills Policy Area and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (15.7% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (24.3% compared to 29.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 4 bedrooms (+207 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+90 dwellings)
  • 2 bedrooms (-75 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (+63 dwellings)

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