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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Number of bedrooms per dwelling

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Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 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
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2011 to 2016
0 or 1 bedrooms3,8863.75.94,0984.26.4-212
2 bedrooms14,81314.316.514,67615.117.4+137
3 bedrooms41,07039.637.241,66942.840.0-599
4 bedrooms28,70627.725.926,16226.924.8+2,544
5 bedrooms or more6,3496.15.45,5995.75.0+750
Not stated8,9018.69.05,2235.46.4+3,678

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, Regional QLD: 9.0% 5 bedrooms or more, Regional QLD: 5.4% 4 bedrooms, Regional QLD: 25.9% 3 bedrooms, Regional QLD: 37.2% 2 bedrooms, Regional QLD: 16.5% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Regional QLD: 5.9% Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 8.6% 5 bedrooms or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 6.1% 4 bedrooms, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 27.7% 3 bedrooms, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 39.6% 2 bedrooms, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 14.3% 0 or 1 bedrooms, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.7%
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, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +3,678 5 bedrooms or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +750 4 bedrooms, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +2,544 3 bedrooms, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -599 2 bedrooms, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +137 0 or 1 bedrooms, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -212
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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 compared to Regional QLD 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, 18.0% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 33.8% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 22.4% and 31.3% for Regional QLD respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (39.6% compared to 37.2%)
  • A larger percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (27.7% compared to 25.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (14.3% compared to 16.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (3.7% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 4 bedrooms (+2,544 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+750 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (-599 dwellings)
  • 0 or 1 bedrooms (-212 dwellings)

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