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Number of bedrooms per dwelling

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Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in South Gippsland Shire in 2016.

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 South Gippsland Shire plays in the housing market. For example, an area of high density dwellings that are predominantly 1-2 bedroom are likely to attract students, single workers and young couples, whereas a high density area with dwellings that are predominantly 2-3 bedroom may attract more empty nesters and some families.

In combination with Household Type and Household Size, the Number of Bedrooms can also indicate issues around housing affordability, overcrowding and other socio-economic factors.

Derived from the Census question:

'How many bedrooms are there in this dwelling?'

Occupied private dwellings

Number of bedrooms per dwelling
South Gippsland Shire - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
0 or 1 bedrooms
3042.63.53493.23.9-45
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms1,64214.015.51,61114.816.5+31
3 bedrooms
5,76449.246.85,65151.950.4+113
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms2,55121.822.32,41122.221.0+140
5 bedrooms or more
4433.83.73933.63.5+50
Not stated
1,0208.78.14654.34.8+555

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2016
Number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2016 Not stated, Regional VIC: 8.1% 5 bedrooms or more, Regional VIC: 3.7% 4 bedrooms, Regional VIC: 22.3% 3 bedrooms, Regional VIC: 46.8% 2 bedrooms, Regional VIC: 15.5% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Regional VIC: 3.5% Not stated, South Gippsland Shire: 8.7% 5 bedrooms or more, South Gippsland Shire: 3.8% 4 bedrooms, South Gippsland Shire: 21.8% 3 bedrooms, South Gippsland Shire: 49.2% 2 bedrooms, South Gippsland Shire: 14.0% 0 or 1 bedrooms, South Gippsland Shire: 2.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2011 to 2016
Change in number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, South Gippsland Shire: +555 5 bedrooms or more, South Gippsland Shire: +50 4 bedrooms, South Gippsland Shire: +140 3 bedrooms, South Gippsland Shire: +113 2 bedrooms, South Gippsland Shire: +31 0 or 1 bedrooms, South Gippsland Shire: -45
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the number of bedrooms in dwellings in South Gippsland Shire in 2016 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a lower proportion of dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, as well as a lower proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 16.6% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 25.5% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 19.1% and 26.1% for Regional VIC respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of South Gippsland Shire and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (49.2% compared to 46.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (14.0% compared to 15.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in South Gippsland Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 4 bedrooms (+140 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (+113 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+50 dwellings)

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