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Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie

Number of bedrooms per dwelling

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Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie 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 Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie 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
Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
0 or 1 bedrooms
70.42.0140.82.2-7
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms22111.215.822312.515.7-2
3 bedrooms
90145.845.592451.948.3-23
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms54327.624.641623.324.1+127
5 bedrooms or more
1366.95.61025.74.8+34
Not stated
1608.16.51035.84.9+57

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.5% 5 bedrooms or more, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 5.6% 4 bedrooms, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 24.6% 3 bedrooms, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 45.5% 2 bedrooms, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 15.8% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.0% Not stated, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 8.1% 5 bedrooms or more, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 6.9% 4 bedrooms, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 27.6% 3 bedrooms, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 45.8% 2 bedrooms, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 11.2% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0.4%
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, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +57 5 bedrooms or more, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +34 4 bedrooms, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +127 3 bedrooms, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -23 2 bedrooms, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -2 0 or 1 bedrooms, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -7
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 Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire 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, 11.6% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 34.5% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 17.8% and 30.2% for Mornington Peninsula Shire respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (27.6% compared to 24.6%)
  • A larger percentage of 5 or more bedroom dwellings (6.9% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (11.2% compared to 15.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (0.4% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • 4 bedrooms (+127 dwellings)

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