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Life-stages - Number of bedrooms per dwelling

In 2011, children aged 0 to 4 years were most commonly found in dwellings with 3 bedrooms in Rockhampton.

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 Rockhampton plays in the housing market for different age groups.

For example, where people aged 18 to 24 are in the workforce, one bedroom and bedsitters may be dominant. Upgrader areas housing families could have larger separate dwellings, while smaller units may be common for downsizers among older migrant communities.

To the extent that there may be a mismatch between bedrooms and Household Size, this topic can also look at the potential for overcrowding in particular communities, or the availability of extra bedrooms.

Derived from the Census question:

'How many bedrooms are there in this dwelling?'

Children aged 0 to 4 years at home, counted in private dwellings

Number of bedrooms per dwelling
Rockhampton - Children aged 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%QueenslandNumber%Queensland2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms590.80.8741.10.8-15
2 bedrooms75510.17.771011.07.8+45
3 bedrooms3,19342.540.33,14348.544.2+50
4 bedrooms2,45132.637.61,76327.234.0+688
5 bedrooms or more6218.39.14567.08.0+165
Not stated4285.74.63355.25.1+93

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 5 bedrooms or more, Queensland: 9.1% 4 bedrooms, Queensland: 37.6% 3 bedrooms, Queensland: 40.3% 2 bedrooms, Queensland: 7.7% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Queensland: 0.8% 5 bedrooms or more, Rockhampton: 8.3% 4 bedrooms, Rockhampton: 32.6% 3 bedrooms, Rockhampton: 42.5% 2 bedrooms, Rockhampton: 10.1% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Rockhampton: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented 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 5 bedrooms or more, Rockhampton: +165 4 bedrooms, Rockhampton: +688 3 bedrooms, Rockhampton: +50 2 bedrooms, Rockhampton: +45 0 or 1 bedrooms, Rockhampton: -15
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the number of bedrooms in dwellings for children aged 0 to 4 years in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Queensland, shows that there was a higher proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and a lower proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 10.8% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 40.9% in 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 8.4% and 46.7% for Queensland respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling children aged 0 to 4 years in Rockhampton and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of people in 2 bedrooms (10.1% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people in 3 bedrooms (42.5% compared to 40.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in 4 bedrooms (32.6% compared to 37.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling for children aged 0 to 4 years in Rockhampton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 4 bedrooms (+688 persons)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+165 persons)
  • 3 bedrooms (+50 persons)
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