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Clayton

Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in Clayton 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 Clayton 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
Clayton20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms
2825.42.12184.31.8+64
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms1,46027.814.91,41528.015.1+45
3 bedrooms
2,21442.246.62,19543.447.8+19
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms68513.126.257111.324.9+115
5 bedrooms or more
2725.26.11643.25.5+108
Not stated
3306.34.04929.74.8-162

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 Monash: 4.0% 5 bedrooms or more, City of Monash: 6.1% 4 bedrooms, City of Monash: 26.2% 3 bedrooms, City of Monash: 46.6% 2 bedrooms, City of Monash: 14.9% 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Monash: 2.1% Not stated, Clayton: 6.3% 5 bedrooms or more, Clayton: 5.2% 4 bedrooms, Clayton: 13.1% 3 bedrooms, Clayton: 42.2% 2 bedrooms, Clayton: 27.8% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Clayton: 5.4%
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, Clayton: -162 5 bedrooms or more, Clayton: +108 4 bedrooms, Clayton: +115 3 bedrooms, Clayton: +19 2 bedrooms, Clayton: +45 0 or 1 bedrooms, Clayton: +64
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 Clayton in 2011 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a higher proportion of dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and a lower proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 33.2% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 18.3% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 17.1% and 32.3% for City of Monash respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of Clayton and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (27.8% compared to 14.9%)
  • A larger percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (5.4% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (13.1% compared to 26.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (42.2% compared to 46.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 4 bedrooms (+115 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+108 dwellings)
  • 0 or 1 bedrooms (+64 dwellings)

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