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Western Rural

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 Western Rural 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 Western Rural 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
Western Rural - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Tamworth Regional Council %Number%Tamworth Regional Council %2011 to 2016
0 or 1 bedrooms
221.93.4342.83.6-12
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms938.213.31078.914.6-13
3 bedrooms
39935.040.049140.944.4-92
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms39634.827.938732.226.4+9
5 bedrooms or more
1129.96.113110.95.6-19
Not stated
11610.29.4494.15.3+67

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, 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% Not stated, Western Rural: 10.2% 5 bedrooms or more, Western Rural: 9.9% 4 bedrooms, Western Rural: 34.8% 3 bedrooms, Western Rural: 35.0% 2 bedrooms, Western Rural: 8.2% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Western Rural: 1.9%
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, Western Rural: +67 5 bedrooms or more, Western Rural: -19 4 bedrooms, Western Rural: +9 3 bedrooms, Western Rural: -92 2 bedrooms, Western Rural: -13 0 or 1 bedrooms, Western Rural: -12
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 Western Rural in 2016 compared to Tamworth Regional Council 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, 10.2% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 44.6% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 16.6% and 34.0% for Tamworth Regional Council respectively.

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

  • A larger percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (34.8% compared to 27.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 5 or more bedroom dwellings (9.9% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (8.2% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (35.0% compared to 40.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in Western Rural between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • 3 bedrooms (-92 dwellings)

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