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North - East Region

Number of bedrooms per dwelling

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in North - East Region in 2016.

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 North - East Region 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
North - East Region - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
0 or 1 bedrooms
2753.43.03354.13.5-60
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms1,74621.318.91,94623.821.5-200
3 bedrooms
3,31840.543.53,37941.345.2-61
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms2,03124.824.41,84222.522.1+189
5 bedrooms or more
5286.45.94655.75.0+63
Not stated
3043.74.22242.72.8+80

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2016
Number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2016 Not stated, City of Mitcham: 4.2% 5 bedrooms or more, City of Mitcham: 5.9% 4 bedrooms, City of Mitcham: 24.4% 3 bedrooms, City of Mitcham: 43.5% 2 bedrooms, City of Mitcham: 18.9% 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Mitcham: 3.0% Not stated, North - East Region: 3.7% 5 bedrooms or more, North - East Region: 6.4% 4 bedrooms, North - East Region: 24.8% 3 bedrooms, North - East Region: 40.5% 2 bedrooms, North - East Region: 21.3% 0 or 1 bedrooms, North - East Region: 3.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2011 to 2016
Change in number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, North - East Region: +80 5 bedrooms or more, North - East Region: +63 4 bedrooms, North - East Region: +189 3 bedrooms, North - East Region: -61 2 bedrooms, North - East Region: -200 0 or 1 bedrooms, North - East Region: -60
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the number of bedrooms in dwellings in North - East Region in 2016 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a higher proportion of dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, as well as a higher proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 24.6% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 31.2% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 21.9% and 30.3% for the City of Mitcham respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of North - East Region and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (21.3% compared to 18.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (40.5% compared to 43.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in North - East Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 2 bedrooms (-200 dwellings)
  • 4 bedrooms (+189 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+63 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (-61 dwellings)

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