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District Council of Mount Barker

Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in the District Council of Mount Barker 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 District Council of Mount Barker 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
District Council of Mount Barker - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms
3092.83.82462.53.8+63
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms1,25311.219.91,23212.620.7+21
3 bedrooms
5,63950.451.25,12752.351.5+512
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms3,14328.117.82,41124.616.4+732
5 bedrooms or more
5114.63.14044.12.7+107
Not stated
3242.94.23793.94.9-55

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 Adelaide: 4.2% 5 bedrooms or more, Greater Adelaide: 3.1% 4 bedrooms, Greater Adelaide: 17.8% 3 bedrooms, Greater Adelaide: 51.2% 2 bedrooms, Greater Adelaide: 19.9% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Greater Adelaide: 3.8% Not stated, District Council of Mount Barker: 2.9% 5 bedrooms or more, District Council of Mount Barker: 4.6% 4 bedrooms, District Council of Mount Barker: 28.1% 3 bedrooms, District Council of Mount Barker: 50.4% 2 bedrooms, District Council of Mount Barker: 11.2% 0 or 1 bedrooms, District Council of Mount Barker: 2.8%
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, District Council of Mount Barker: -55 5 bedrooms or more, District Council of Mount Barker: +107 4 bedrooms, District Council of Mount Barker: +732 3 bedrooms, District Council of Mount Barker: +512 2 bedrooms, District Council of Mount Barker: +21 0 or 1 bedrooms, District Council of Mount Barker: +63
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 District Council of Mount Barker in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide 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, 14.0% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 32.7% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 23.8% and 20.9% for Greater Adelaide respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of the District Council of Mount Barker and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (28.1% compared to 17.8%)
  • A larger percentage of 5 or more bedroom dwellings (4.6% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (11.2% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (2.8% compared to 3.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 4 bedrooms (+732 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (+512 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+107 dwellings)
  • 0 or 1 bedrooms (+63 dwellings)

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