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Northern District

Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in Northern District 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 Northern District 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
Northern District20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms
1601.12.21180.82.1+42
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms1,1878.011.41,1638.011.7+24
3 bedrooms
8,30755.857.48,34557.458.9-38
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms4,26928.722.24,01727.620.7+252
5 bedrooms or more
6944.73.45683.92.9+126
Not stated
2601.73.43392.33.7-79

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, City of Onkaparinga: 3.4% 5 bedrooms or more, City of Onkaparinga: 3.4% 4 bedrooms, City of Onkaparinga: 22.2% 3 bedrooms, City of Onkaparinga: 57.4% 2 bedrooms, City of Onkaparinga: 11.4% 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Onkaparinga: 2.2% Not stated, Northern District: 1.7% 5 bedrooms or more, Northern District: 4.7% 4 bedrooms, Northern District: 28.7% 3 bedrooms, Northern District: 55.8% 2 bedrooms, Northern District: 8.0% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Northern District: 1.1%
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, Northern District: -79 5 bedrooms or more, Northern District: +126 4 bedrooms, Northern District: +252 3 bedrooms, Northern District: -38 2 bedrooms, Northern District: +24 0 or 1 bedrooms, Northern District: +42
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 Northern District in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga 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, 9.1% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 33.4% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 13.6% and 25.6% for the City of Onkaparinga respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of Northern District and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (28.7% compared to 22.2%)
  • A larger percentage of 5 or more bedroom dwellings (4.7% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (8.0% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (55.8% compared to 57.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 4 bedrooms (+252 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+126 dwellings)

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