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Overseas born - Number of bedrooms per dwelling

In 2011, people born overseas were most commonly found in dwellings with 3 bedrooms 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 overseas-born populations.

For example, where migrant populations are mainly students, one bedroom and bedsitters may be dominant. Upgrader areas housing families could have larger separate dwellings, while smaller units may be common for downsizers among older migrant communities.

To the extent that there may be a mismatch between bedrooms and Household size, this topic can also look at the potential for overcrowding in particular communities, or the availability of extra bedrooms.

Derived from the Census question:

'How many bedrooms are there in this dwelling?'

People born overseas, counted in private dwellings

Number of bedrooms per dwelling
City of Knox - Overseas born20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms4441.14.34091.13.6+35
2 bedrooms2,9897.416.52,3156.416.1+674
3 bedrooms18,07444.745.016,17145.147.9+1,903
4 bedrooms14,90036.826.313,30137.124.7+1,599
5 bedrooms or more3,6489.06.33,2439.05.7+405
Not stated3810.91.74541.32.0-73

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, Greater Melbourne: 6.3% 4 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 26.3% 3 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 45.0% 2 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 16.5% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 4.3% 5 bedrooms or more, City of Knox: 9.0% 4 bedrooms, City of Knox: 36.8% 3 bedrooms, City of Knox: 44.7% 2 bedrooms, City of Knox: 7.4% 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Knox: 1.1%
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, City of Knox: +405 4 bedrooms, City of Knox: +1,599 3 bedrooms, City of Knox: +1,903 2 bedrooms, City of Knox: +674 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Knox: +35
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 people born overseas in the City of Knox in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne, shows that there was a lower proportion of people born overseas in dwellings with 1 and 2 bedrooms, and a higher proportion in dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 8.5% of people born overseas were in 1 and 2 bedroom dwellings, and 45.9% in 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 20.8% and 32.6% for Greater Melbourne respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling for people born overseas in the City of Knox and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people in 4 bedrooms (36.8% compared to 26.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people in 5 bedrooms or more (9.0% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in 2 bedrooms (7.4% compared to 16.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in 0 or 1 bedrooms (1.1% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling for people born overseas in the City of Knox between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 3 bedrooms (+1,903 persons)
  • 4 bedrooms (+1,599 persons)
  • 2 bedrooms (+674 persons)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+405 persons)