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Number of bedrooms per dwelling

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

Dwellings with 4 bedrooms were the most common in the Shire of Mundaring 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 the Shire of Mundaring 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
Shire of Mundaring - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
0 or 1 bedrooms2682.03.52181.73.6+50
2 bedrooms1,1108.211.71,0518.112.6+59
3 bedrooms4,56033.935.24,54535.136.7+15
4 bedrooms5,61641.737.05,33641.236.0+280
5 bedrooms or more1,1938.95.91,0948.55.5+99
Not stated7245.46.86995.45.5+25

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, Greater Perth: 6.8% 5 bedrooms or more, Greater Perth: 5.9% 4 bedrooms, Greater Perth: 37.0% 3 bedrooms, Greater Perth: 35.2% 2 bedrooms, Greater Perth: 11.7% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Greater Perth: 3.5% Not stated, Shire of Mundaring: 5.4% 5 bedrooms or more, Shire of Mundaring: 8.9% 4 bedrooms, Shire of Mundaring: 41.7% 3 bedrooms, Shire of Mundaring: 33.9% 2 bedrooms, Shire of Mundaring: 8.2% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Shire of Mundaring: 2.0%
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, Shire of Mundaring: +25 5 bedrooms or more, Shire of Mundaring: +99 4 bedrooms, Shire of Mundaring: +280 3 bedrooms, Shire of Mundaring: +15 2 bedrooms, Shire of Mundaring: +59 0 or 1 bedrooms, Shire of Mundaring: +50
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 Shire of Mundaring in 2016 compared to Greater Perth 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, 10.2% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 50.5% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 15.2% and 42.9% for Greater Perth respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of the Shire of Mundaring and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (41.7% compared to 37.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 5 or more bedroom dwellings (8.9% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (8.2% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (2.0% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in the Shire of Mundaring between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 4 bedrooms (+280 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+99 dwellings)
  • 2 bedrooms (+59 dwellings)
  • 0 or 1 bedrooms (+50 dwellings)

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