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Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in the City of Monash 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 the City of Monash 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
City of Monash20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms
1,2962.15.51,0761.85.0+220
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms9,16014.919.38,95615.119.6+204
3 bedrooms
28,54746.643.828,28447.845.2+263
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms16,05626.222.014,73624.920.1+1,320
5 bedrooms or more
3,7686.14.33,2495.53.9+519
Not stated
2,4724.05.12,8524.86.2-380

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, Greater Melbourne: 5.1% 5 bedrooms or more, Greater Melbourne: 4.3% 4 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 22.0% 3 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 43.8% 2 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 19.3% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 5.5% 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%
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, City of Monash: -380 5 bedrooms or more, City of Monash: +519 4 bedrooms, City of Monash: +1,320 3 bedrooms, City of Monash: +263 2 bedrooms, City of Monash: +204 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Monash: +220
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 City of Monash in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a lower proportion of dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and a higher proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 17.1% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 32.3% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 24.8% and 26.3% for Greater Melbourne respectively.

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

  • A larger percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (26.2% compared to 22.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (46.6% compared to 43.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (14.9% compared to 19.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (2.1% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 4 bedrooms (+1,320 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+519 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (+263 dwellings)
  • 0 or 1 bedrooms (+220 dwellings)

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