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Melton East

Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in Melton East 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 Melton East 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
Melton East20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms
1100.61.1480.41.0+62
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms8054.65.95214.55.8+284
3 bedrooms
7,54042.947.65,35445.951.5+2,186
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms7,53542.935.84,66340.032.4+2,872
5 bedrooms or more
9455.44.75244.54.2+421
Not stated
6433.74.95584.85.1+85

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 Melton: 4.9% 5 bedrooms or more, City of Melton: 4.7% 4 bedrooms, City of Melton: 35.8% 3 bedrooms, City of Melton: 47.6% 2 bedrooms, City of Melton: 5.9% 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Melton: 1.1% Not stated, Melton East: 3.7% 5 bedrooms or more, Melton East: 5.4% 4 bedrooms, Melton East: 42.9% 3 bedrooms, Melton East: 42.9% 2 bedrooms, Melton East: 4.6% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Melton East: 0.6%
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, Melton East: +85 5 bedrooms or more, Melton East: +421 4 bedrooms, Melton East: +2,872 3 bedrooms, Melton East: +2,186 2 bedrooms, Melton East: +284 0 or 1 bedrooms, Melton East: +62
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 Melton East in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a lower proportion of dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and a higher proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 5.2% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 48.2% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 7.1% and 40.4% for the City of Melton respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of Melton East and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (42.9% compared to 35.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (42.9% compared to 47.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (4.6% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in Melton East between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 4 bedrooms (+2,872 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (+2,186 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+421 dwellings)
  • 2 bedrooms (+284 dwellings)

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