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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in Mornington Peninsula Shire 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 Mornington Peninsula Shire 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
Mornington Peninsula Shire20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms
1,2512.25.51,0472.05.0+204
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms8,87515.719.38,24115.619.6+634
3 bedrooms
27,29848.343.825,78548.845.2+1,513
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms13,58924.122.011,94822.620.1+1,641
5 bedrooms or more
2,7364.84.32,3264.43.9+410
Not stated
2,7494.95.13,4646.66.2-715

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, 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%
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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -715 5 bedrooms or more, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +410 4 bedrooms, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,641 3 bedrooms, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,513 2 bedrooms, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +634 0 or 1 bedrooms, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +204
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 Mornington Peninsula Shire 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, 17.9% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 28.9% 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 Mornington Peninsula Shire and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (48.3% compared to 43.8%)
  • A larger percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (24.1% compared to 22.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (15.7% compared to 19.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (2.2% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 4 bedrooms (+1,641 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (+1,513 dwellings)
  • 2 bedrooms (+634 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+410 dwellings)

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