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Low income households - Number of bedrooms per dwelling

In 2011, dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common for low income households 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 low income households, affordability may be an issue, and it may be that households can only afford to occupy (rent or buy) relatively small dwellings. However, this is also related to Household Size - low incomes are often associated with 1 or 2 person households, particularly retirees and students, so number of bedrooms data should be viewed in conjunction with Household Type data to get an indication of whether particular housing sizes indicate the presence of overcrowding and housing affordability issues.

Derived from the Census question:

'How many bedrooms are there in this dwelling?'

Low income households in private dwellings

Number of bedrooms per dwelling
Rockhampton - Low income households20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%QueenslandNumber%Queensland2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms1,33214.813.41,14514.113.3+187
2 bedrooms2,57828.726.62,44330.127.8+135
3 bedrooms3,72441.441.33,40942.142.6+315
4 bedrooms93510.413.57269.011.3+209
5 bedrooms or more1451.62.21181.51.9+27
Not stated2833.12.92653.33.2+18

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: 2.2% 4 bedrooms, Queensland: 13.5% 3 bedrooms, Queensland: 41.3% 2 bedrooms, Queensland: 26.6% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Queensland: 13.4% 5 bedrooms or more, Rockhampton: 1.6% 4 bedrooms, Rockhampton: 10.4% 3 bedrooms, Rockhampton: 41.4% 2 bedrooms, Rockhampton: 28.7% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Rockhampton: 14.8%
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: +27 4 bedrooms, Rockhampton: +209 3 bedrooms, Rockhampton: +315 2 bedrooms, Rockhampton: +135 0 or 1 bedrooms, Rockhampton: +187
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 low income households in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Queensland shows that there was a higher proportion of households in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and a lower proportion in dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 43.5% of low income households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less and 12.0% in 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 40.0% and 15.7% for Queensland respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling for low income households in Rockhampton and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of households in 2 bedrooms (28.7% compared to 26.6%)
  • A larger percentage of households in 0 or 1 bedrooms (14.8% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of households in 4 bedrooms (10.4% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling for low income households in Rockhampton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 3 bedrooms (+315 households)
  • 4 bedrooms (+209 households)
  • 0 or 1 bedrooms (+187 households)
  • 2 bedrooms (+135 households)
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