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Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in Parkes Shire 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 Parkes Shire 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
Parkes Shire - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms2314.04.72334.24.7-2
2 bedrooms89615.518.192916.618.5-33
3 bedrooms2,46142.543.32,56445.944.6-103
4 bedrooms1,45425.123.71,32223.722.4+132
5 bedrooms or more3225.65.12865.14.6+36
Not stated4277.45.12534.55.2+174

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, Regional NSW: 5.1% 5 bedrooms or more, Regional NSW: 5.1% 4 bedrooms, Regional NSW: 23.7% 3 bedrooms, Regional NSW: 43.3% 2 bedrooms, Regional NSW: 18.1% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Regional NSW: 4.7% Not stated, Parkes Shire: 7.4% 5 bedrooms or more, Parkes Shire: 5.6% 4 bedrooms, Parkes Shire: 25.1% 3 bedrooms, Parkes Shire: 42.5% 2 bedrooms, Parkes Shire: 15.5% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Parkes Shire: 4.0%
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, Parkes Shire: +174 5 bedrooms or more, Parkes Shire: +36 4 bedrooms, Parkes Shire: +132 3 bedrooms, Parkes Shire: -103 2 bedrooms, Parkes Shire: -33 0 or 1 bedrooms, Parkes Shire: -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 Parkes Shire in 2011 compared to Regional NSW 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, 19.5% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 30.7% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 22.8% and 28.8% for Regional NSW respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of Parkes Shire and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (25.1% compared to 23.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (15.5% compared to 18.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 4 bedrooms (+132 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (-103 dwellings)

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