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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 3 bedrooms were the most common in the RDA Northern Territory 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 Northern Territory 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 Northern Territory - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2011 to 2016
0 or 1 bedrooms8,99211.38.29,09912.59.1-107
2 bedrooms14,95818.920.013,96119.220.2+997
3 bedrooms28,44235.936.328,04438.639.1+398
4 bedrooms12,57815.918.310,84214.916.4+1,736
5 bedrooms or more2,8963.74.42,3253.23.7+571
Not stated11,37114.412.78,32211.511.6+3,049

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 Darwin: 12.7% 5 bedrooms or more, Greater Darwin: 4.4% 4 bedrooms, Greater Darwin: 18.3% 3 bedrooms, Greater Darwin: 36.3% 2 bedrooms, Greater Darwin: 20.0% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Greater Darwin: 8.2% Not stated, RDA Northern Territory: 14.4% 5 bedrooms or more, RDA Northern Territory: 3.7% 4 bedrooms, RDA Northern Territory: 15.9% 3 bedrooms, RDA Northern Territory: 35.9% 2 bedrooms, RDA Northern Territory: 18.9% 0 or 1 bedrooms, RDA Northern Territory: 11.3%
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 Northern Territory: +3,049 5 bedrooms or more, RDA Northern Territory: +571 4 bedrooms, RDA Northern Territory: +1,736 3 bedrooms, RDA Northern Territory: +398 2 bedrooms, RDA Northern Territory: +997 0 or 1 bedrooms, RDA Northern Territory: -107
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 Northern Territory in 2016 compared to Greater Darwin shows that there was a higher proportion of dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and a lower proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 30.2% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 19.5% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 28.3% and 22.7% for Greater Darwin respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of the RDA Northern Territory and Greater Darwin were:

  • A larger percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (11.3% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (15.9% compared to 18.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (18.9% compared to 20.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in the RDA Northern Territory between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 4 bedrooms (+1,736 dwellings)
  • 2 bedrooms (+997 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+571 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (+398 dwellings)

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