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Non-English speakers - Number of bedrooms per dwelling

In 2011, non-English speakers 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 non-English speaking populations.

For example, where non-English speaking 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 speaking a language other than English at home, counted in private dwellings

Number of bedrooms per dwelling
City of Melton - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms1520.53.5690.42.7+83
2 bedrooms7922.514.14572.413.7+335
3 bedrooms12,45439.646.27,97841.949.7+4,476
4 bedrooms14,89647.427.68,72745.825.8+6,169
5 bedrooms or more2,6138.36.81,4447.66.0+1,169
Not stated5181.61.83772.02.1+141

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: 6.8% 4 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 27.6% 3 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 46.2% 2 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 14.1% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 3.5% 5 bedrooms or more, City of Melton: 8.3% 4 bedrooms, City of Melton: 47.4% 3 bedrooms, City of Melton: 39.6% 2 bedrooms, City of Melton: 2.5% 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Melton: 0.5%
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: +1,169 4 bedrooms, City of Melton: +6,169 3 bedrooms, City of Melton: +4,476 2 bedrooms, City of Melton: +335 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Melton: +83
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 non-English speakers in the City of Melton in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne, shows that there was a lower proportion of non-English speakers in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and a higher proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 3.0% of non-English speakers were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 55.7% in 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 17.6% and 34.4% for Greater Melbourne respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling non-English speakers in the City of Melton and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people in 4 bedrooms (47.4% compared to 27.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in 2 bedrooms (2.5% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in 3 bedrooms (39.6% compared to 46.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in 0 or 1 bedrooms (0.5% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling for non-English speakers in the City of Melton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 4 bedrooms (+6,169 persons)
  • 3 bedrooms (+4,476 persons)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+1,169 persons)
  • 2 bedrooms (+335 persons)