Recent arrivals - Number of bedrooms per dwelling
In 2011, dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common amongst recent arrivals 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 recent arrivals.
Areas with large student populations among their recent arrivals may have many single bedroom dwellings or bedsits, particularly with purpose-built student accommodation. Families may live in dwellings with larger number of bedrooms.
Derived from the Census question:
'How many bedrooms are there in this dwelling?'
People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011, counted in private dwellings
|Number of bedrooms per dwelling|
|Rockhampton - Recent arrivals||2011|
|Number of bedrooms||Number||%||Brisbane SD|
|0 or 1 bedrooms||86||3.0||3.8||21001|
|5 bedrooms or more||188||6.6||9.4||21006|
|Total people counted in private dwellings||2,854||100.0||100.0|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Analysis of the number of bedrooms in dwellings for recent arrivals in Rockhampton shows that there was a higher proportion of recent arrivals in dwellings with 1 or 2 bedrooms, and a lower proportion in dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms compared to the Brisbane SD in 2011.
Overall, 30.6% of recent arrivals were in 1 or 2 bedroom dwellings, and 32.1% in 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 21.8% and 40.6% for Brisbane SD respectively.
The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling for recent arrivals in Rockhampton and Brisbane SD were:
- A larger percentage of people in 2 bedrooms (27.6% compared to 18.0%)
- A smaller percentage of people in 4 bedrooms (25.5% compared to 31.3%)
- A smaller percentage of people in 5 bedrooms or more (6.6% compared to 9.4%)
- A smaller percentage of people in 3 bedrooms (34.8% compared to 36.0%)