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Shire of Murray

Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 4 bedrooms were the most common in Shire of Murray 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 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)20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms2624.83.62605.63.5+2
2 bedrooms71413.012.663113.713.0+83
3 bedrooms1,76632.236.71,61835.037.7+148
4 bedrooms2,09138.136.01,53433.233.9+557
5 bedrooms or more3175.85.52365.15.4+81
Not stated3386.25.53387.36.50

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, Shire of Murray: 6.2% 5 bedrooms or more, Shire of Murray: 5.8% 4 bedrooms, Shire of Murray: 38.1% 3 bedrooms, Shire of Murray: 32.2% 2 bedrooms, Shire of Murray: 13.0% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Shire of Murray: 4.8%
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, Shire of Murray: 0 5 bedrooms or more, Shire of Murray: +81 4 bedrooms, Shire of Murray: +557 3 bedrooms, Shire of Murray: +148 2 bedrooms, Shire of Murray: +83 0 or 1 bedrooms, Shire of Murray: +2
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 Shire of Murray in 2011 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, 17.8% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 43.9% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 16.2% and 41.6% 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 (38.1% compared to 36.0%)
  • A larger percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (4.8% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (32.2% compared to 36.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 4 bedrooms (+557 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (+148 dwellings)
  • 2 bedrooms (+83 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+81 dwellings)

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