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Overseas born - Number of bedrooms per dwelling

In 2011, people born overseas 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 overseas-born populations.

For example, where migrant 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 born overseas, counted in private dwellings

Number of bedrooms per dwelling
Rockhampton - Overseas born20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms6616.73.14996.82.8+162
2 bedrooms1,90319.412.71,32718.012.4+576
3 bedrooms3,75338.236.93,16542.840.1+588
4 bedrooms2,60126.534.91,77324.033.2+828
5 bedrooms or more6977.110.95086.910.0+189
Not stated2132.21.41171.61.6+96

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: 10.9% 4 bedrooms, Brisbane SD: 34.9% 3 bedrooms, Brisbane SD: 36.9% 2 bedrooms, Brisbane SD: 12.7% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Brisbane SD: 3.1% 5 bedrooms or more, Rockhampton: 7.1% 4 bedrooms, Rockhampton: 26.5% 3 bedrooms, Rockhampton: 38.2% 2 bedrooms, Rockhampton: 19.4% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Rockhampton: 6.7%
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: +189 4 bedrooms, Rockhampton: +828 3 bedrooms, Rockhampton: +588 2 bedrooms, Rockhampton: +576 0 or 1 bedrooms, Rockhampton: +162
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 people born overseas in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Brisbane SD, shows that there was a higher proportion of people born overseas in dwellings with 1 and 2 bedrooms, and a lower proportion in dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 26.1% of people born overseas were in 1 and 2 bedroom dwellings, and 33.6% in 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 15.8% and 45.8% for Brisbane SD respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling for people born overseas in Rockhampton and Brisbane SD were:

  • A larger percentage of people in 2 bedrooms (19.4% compared to 12.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people in 0 or 1 bedrooms (6.7% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in 4 bedrooms (26.5% compared to 34.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in 5 bedrooms or more (7.1% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling for people born overseas in Rockhampton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 4 bedrooms (+828 persons)
  • 3 bedrooms (+588 persons)
  • 2 bedrooms (+576 persons)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+189 persons)
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