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Low income households - Number of bedrooms per dwelling

In 2011, dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common for low income households 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 low income households, affordability may be an issue, and it may be that households can only afford to occupy (rent or buy) relatively small dwellings. However, this is also related to Household Size - low incomes are often associated with 1 or 2 person households, particularly retirees and students, so number of bedrooms data should be viewed in conjunction with Household Type data to get an indication of whether particular housing sizes indicate the presence of overcrowding and housing affordability issues.

Derived from the Census question:

'How many bedrooms are there in this dwelling?'

Low income households in private dwellings

Number of bedrooms per dwelling
City of Melton - Low income households20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms2013.710.71404.310.9+61
2 bedrooms93217.327.858117.729.0+351
3 bedrooms3,00455.946.61,88957.647.0+1,115
4 bedrooms1,00518.710.554216.58.8+463
5 bedrooms or more991.81.6441.31.3+55
Not stated1352.52.8832.53.0+52

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: 1.6% 4 bedrooms, Victoria: 10.5% 3 bedrooms, Victoria: 46.6% 2 bedrooms, Victoria: 27.8% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Victoria: 10.7% 5 bedrooms or more, City of Melton: 1.8% 4 bedrooms, City of Melton: 18.7% 3 bedrooms, City of Melton: 55.9% 2 bedrooms, City of Melton: 17.3% 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Melton: 3.7%
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: +55 4 bedrooms, City of Melton: +463 3 bedrooms, City of Melton: +1,115 2 bedrooms, City of Melton: +351 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Melton: +61
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 low income households in City of Melton in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that there was a lower proportion of households in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and a higher proportion in dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 21.1% of low income households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less and 20.5% in 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 38.5% and 12.1% for Victoria respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling for low income households in the City of Melton and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of households in 3 bedrooms (55.9% compared to 46.6%)
  • A larger percentage of households in 4 bedrooms (18.7% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of households in 2 bedrooms (17.3% compared to 27.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of households in 0 or 1 bedrooms (3.7% compared to 10.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling for low income households in the City of Melton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 3 bedrooms (+1,115 households)
  • 4 bedrooms (+463 households)
  • 2 bedrooms (+351 households)
  • 0 or 1 bedrooms (+61 households)