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Number of bedrooms per dwelling

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in Tamworth Regional Council 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 Tamworth Regional Council 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
Tamworth Regional Council - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
0 or 1 bedrooms
7923.44.57913.64.7+1
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms3,10813.316.93,21514.618.1-107
3 bedrooms
9,37840.040.49,77244.443.3-394
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms6,54027.924.55,81926.423.7+721
5 bedrooms or more
1,4336.15.61,2365.65.1+197
Not stated
2,2039.48.11,1765.35.1+1,027

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 NSW: 8.1% 5 bedrooms or more, Regional NSW: 5.6% 4 bedrooms, Regional NSW: 24.5% 3 bedrooms, Regional NSW: 40.4% 2 bedrooms, Regional NSW: 16.9% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Regional NSW: 4.5% Not stated, Tamworth Regional Council: 9.4% 5 bedrooms or more, Tamworth Regional Council: 6.1% 4 bedrooms, Tamworth Regional Council: 27.9% 3 bedrooms, Tamworth Regional Council: 40.0% 2 bedrooms, Tamworth Regional Council: 13.3% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Tamworth Regional Council: 3.4%
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, Tamworth Regional Council: +1,027 5 bedrooms or more, Tamworth Regional Council: +197 4 bedrooms, Tamworth Regional Council: +721 3 bedrooms, Tamworth Regional Council: -394 2 bedrooms, Tamworth Regional Council: -107 0 or 1 bedrooms, Tamworth Regional Council: +1
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 Tamworth Regional Council in 2016 compared to Regional NSW 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, 16.6% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 34.0% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 21.4% and 30.1% for Regional NSW respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of Tamworth Regional Council and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (27.9% compared to 24.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (13.3% compared to 16.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (3.4% compared to 4.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in Tamworth Regional Council between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 4 bedrooms (+721 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (-394 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+197 dwellings)
  • 2 bedrooms (-107 dwellings)

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