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South Gippsland Shire

Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in South Gippsland Shire in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms
3493.23.93143.14.0+35
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms1,61114.816.51,48914.816.7+122
3 bedrooms
5,65151.950.45,35153.051.8+300
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms2,41122.221.02,09020.719.6+321
5 bedrooms or more
3933.63.53663.63.2+27
Not stated
4654.34.84824.84.6-17

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 Not stated, Regional VIC: 4.8% 5 bedrooms or more, Regional VIC: 3.5% 4 bedrooms, Regional VIC: 21.0% 3 bedrooms, Regional VIC: 50.4% 2 bedrooms, Regional VIC: 16.5% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Regional VIC: 3.9% Not stated, South Gippsland Shire: 4.3% 5 bedrooms or more, South Gippsland Shire: 3.6% 4 bedrooms, South Gippsland Shire: 22.2% 3 bedrooms, South Gippsland Shire: 51.9% 2 bedrooms, South Gippsland Shire: 14.8% 0 or 1 bedrooms, South Gippsland Shire: 3.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id 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 Not stated, South Gippsland Shire: -17 5 bedrooms or more, South Gippsland Shire: +27 4 bedrooms, South Gippsland Shire: +321 3 bedrooms, South Gippsland Shire: +300 2 bedrooms, South Gippsland Shire: +122 0 or 1 bedrooms, South Gippsland Shire: +35
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 2011 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a lower proportion of dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and a higher proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 18.0% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 25.8% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 20.4% and 24.4% 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 (51.9% compared to 50.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (22.2% compared to 21.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (14.8% compared to 16.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in South Gippsland Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 4 bedrooms (+321 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (+300 dwellings)
  • 2 bedrooms (+122 dwellings)

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