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Somerville

Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in Somerville 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 Somerville 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
Somerville20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms
1082.72.2621.72.0+46
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms46011.615.738010.215.6+80
3 bedrooms
1,96649.748.31,87150.248.8+95
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms1,06927.024.11,08829.222.6-19
5 bedrooms or more
2185.54.81684.54.4+51
Not stated
1353.44.91624.46.6-27

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.9% 5 bedrooms or more, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.8% 4 bedrooms, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 24.1% 3 bedrooms, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 48.3% 2 bedrooms, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 15.7% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.2% Not stated, Somerville: 3.4% 5 bedrooms or more, Somerville: 5.5% 4 bedrooms, Somerville: 27.0% 3 bedrooms, Somerville: 49.7% 2 bedrooms, Somerville: 11.6% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Somerville: 2.7%
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, Somerville: -27 5 bedrooms or more, Somerville: +51 4 bedrooms, Somerville: -19 3 bedrooms, Somerville: +95 2 bedrooms, Somerville: +80 0 or 1 bedrooms, Somerville: +46
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 Somerville in 2011 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, 14.3% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 32.5% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 17.9% and 28.9% for Mornington Peninsula Shire respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of Somerville and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (27.0% compared to 24.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (49.7% compared to 48.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (11.6% compared to 15.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 3 bedrooms (+95 dwellings)
  • 2 bedrooms (+80 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+51 dwellings)

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