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Non-English speakers - Number of bedrooms per dwelling

In 2011, non-English speakers 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 non-English speaking populations.

For example, where non-English speaking populations are mainly students, 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?'

People speaking a language other than English at home, counted in private dwellings

Number of bedrooms per dwelling
Rockhampton - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms1624.02.9823.62.2+80
2 bedrooms1,05225.713.049821.711.7+554
3 bedrooms1,52137.136.189338.938.2+628
4 bedrooms96723.633.656824.733.1+399
5 bedrooms or more2636.412.72189.512.6+45
Not stated1303.21.7381.72.1+92

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, Brisbane SD: 12.7% 4 bedrooms, Brisbane SD: 33.6% 3 bedrooms, Brisbane SD: 36.1% 2 bedrooms, Brisbane SD: 13.0% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Brisbane SD: 2.9% 5 bedrooms or more, Rockhampton: 6.4% 4 bedrooms, Rockhampton: 23.6% 3 bedrooms, Rockhampton: 37.1% 2 bedrooms, Rockhampton: 25.7% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Rockhampton: 4.0%
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: +45 4 bedrooms, Rockhampton: +399 3 bedrooms, Rockhampton: +628 2 bedrooms, Rockhampton: +554 0 or 1 bedrooms, Rockhampton: +80
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 non-English speakers in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Brisbane SD, shows that there was a higher proportion of non-English speakers in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and a lower proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 29.6% of non-English speakers were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 30.0% in 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 15.9% and 46.3% for Brisbane SD respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling non-English speakers in Rockhampton and Brisbane SD were:

  • A larger percentage of people in 2 bedrooms (25.7% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people in 0 or 1 bedrooms (4.0% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in 4 bedrooms (23.6% compared to 33.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in 5 bedrooms or more (6.4% compared to 12.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling for non-English speakers in Rockhampton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 3 bedrooms (+628 persons)
  • 2 bedrooms (+554 persons)
  • 4 bedrooms (+399 persons)
  • 0 or 1 bedrooms (+80 persons)
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