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Shire of Murray

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 Shire of Murray 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 Shire of Murray 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 Murray - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
0 or 1 bedrooms2714.13.52624.83.6+9
2 bedrooms80412.311.771413.012.6+90
3 bedrooms1,91329.235.21,76632.236.7+147
4 bedrooms2,60339.837.02,09138.136.0+512
5 bedrooms or more3745.75.93175.85.5+57
Not stated5798.86.83386.25.5+241

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 Murray: 8.8% 5 bedrooms or more, Shire of Murray: 5.7% 4 bedrooms, Shire of Murray: 39.8% 3 bedrooms, Shire of Murray: 29.2% 2 bedrooms, Shire of Murray: 12.3% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Shire of Murray: 4.1%
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 Murray: +241 5 bedrooms or more, Shire of Murray: +57 4 bedrooms, Shire of Murray: +512 3 bedrooms, Shire of Murray: +147 2 bedrooms, Shire of Murray: +90 0 or 1 bedrooms, Shire of Murray: +9
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 Murray in 2016 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a higher proportion of dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, as well as a higher proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 16.4% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 45.5% 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 Shire of Murray and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (39.8% compared to 37.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (29.2% compared to 35.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 4 bedrooms (+512 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (+147 dwellings)
  • 2 bedrooms (+90 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+57 dwellings)

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