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Perth Metropolitan Area

Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in the Perth Metropolitan Area 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 Perth Metropolitan Area 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
Perth Metropolitan Area - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms24,1403.73.620,6253.53.5+3,515
2 bedrooms82,82312.612.676,07713.013.0+6,746
3 bedrooms242,27636.736.7221,31737.737.7+20,959
4 bedrooms237,82236.036.0198,86033.933.9+38,962
5 bedrooms or more36,5855.55.531,5255.45.4+5,060
Not stated36,1365.55.538,3956.56.5-2,259

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 Perth: 5.5% 5 bedrooms or more, Greater Perth: 5.5% 4 bedrooms, Greater Perth: 36.0% 3 bedrooms, Greater Perth: 36.7% 2 bedrooms, Greater Perth: 12.6% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Greater Perth: 3.6% Not stated, Perth Metropolitan Area: 5.5% 5 bedrooms or more, Perth Metropolitan Area: 5.5% 4 bedrooms, Perth Metropolitan Area: 36.0% 3 bedrooms, Perth Metropolitan Area: 36.7% 2 bedrooms, Perth Metropolitan Area: 12.6% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Perth Metropolitan Area: 3.7%
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, Perth Metropolitan Area: -2,259 5 bedrooms or more, Perth Metropolitan Area: +5,060 4 bedrooms, Perth Metropolitan Area: +38,962 3 bedrooms, Perth Metropolitan Area: +20,959 2 bedrooms, Perth Metropolitan Area: +6,746 0 or 1 bedrooms, Perth Metropolitan Area: +3,515
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 Perth Metropolitan Area in 2011 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a similar proportion of dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, as well as a similar proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 16.2% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 41.6% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 16.2% and 41.6% for Greater Perth respectively.

There were no major differences between Perth Metropolitan Area and Greater Perth in 2011.

Emerging groups

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

  • 4 bedrooms (+38,962 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (+20,959 dwellings)
  • 2 bedrooms (+6,746 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+5,060 dwellings)

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