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Life-stages - Number of bedrooms per dwelling

In 2011, children aged 0 to 4 years were most commonly found in dwellings with 4 bedrooms in the City of Melton.

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 Melton plays in the housing market for different age groups.

For example, where people aged 18 to 24 are in the workforce, 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?'

Children aged 0 to 4 years at home, counted in private dwellings

Number of bedrooms per dwelling
City of Melton - Children aged 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms280.30.8130.20.6+15
2 bedrooms1851.810.41532.29.7+32
3 bedrooms4,37943.449.43,38648.552.5+993
4 bedrooms4,50144.730.02,78439.927.9+1,717
5 bedrooms or more5465.45.53424.95.0+204
Not stated4414.43.83064.44.3+135

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: 5.5% 4 bedrooms, Victoria: 30.0% 3 bedrooms, Victoria: 49.4% 2 bedrooms, Victoria: 10.4% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Victoria: 0.8% 5 bedrooms or more, City of Melton: 5.4% 4 bedrooms, City of Melton: 44.7% 3 bedrooms, City of Melton: 43.4% 2 bedrooms, City of Melton: 1.8% 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Melton: 0.3%
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 Melton: +204 4 bedrooms, City of Melton: +1,717 3 bedrooms, City of Melton: +993 2 bedrooms, City of Melton: +32 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Melton: +15
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 children aged 0 to 4 years in the City of Melton in 2011 compared to Victoria, shows that there was a lower proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and a higher proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 2.1% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 50.1% in 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 11.2% and 35.6% for Victoria respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling children aged 0 to 4 years in the City of Melton and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of people in 4 bedrooms (44.7% compared to 30.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in 2 bedrooms (1.8% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in 3 bedrooms (43.4% compared to 49.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling for children aged 0 to 4 years in the City of Melton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 4 bedrooms (+1,717 persons)
  • 3 bedrooms (+993 persons)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+204 persons)