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Mount Waverley

Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in Mount Waverley 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 Mount Waverley 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
Mount Waverley20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms
1231.02.1960.81.8+27
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms1,57613.214.91,57413.615.1+2
3 bedrooms
6,11151.446.66,00951.847.8+102
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms3,05625.726.22,78624.024.9+270
5 bedrooms or more
7055.96.16605.75.5+45
Not stated
3252.74.04854.24.8-160

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, Mount Waverley: 2.7% 5 bedrooms or more, Mount Waverley: 5.9% 4 bedrooms, Mount Waverley: 25.7% 3 bedrooms, Mount Waverley: 51.4% 2 bedrooms, Mount Waverley: 13.2% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Mount Waverley: 1.0%
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, Mount Waverley: -160 5 bedrooms or more, Mount Waverley: +45 4 bedrooms, Mount Waverley: +270 3 bedrooms, Mount Waverley: +102 2 bedrooms, Mount Waverley: +2 0 or 1 bedrooms, Mount Waverley: +27
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 Mount Waverley in 2011 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a lower proportion of dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, as well as a lower proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 14.3% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 31.6% 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 Mount Waverley and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (51.4% compared to 46.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (13.2% compared to 14.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (1.0% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 4 bedrooms (+270 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (+102 dwellings)

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