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The Hills Shire

Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 4 bedrooms were the most common in The Hills 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 The Hills 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
The Hills Shire - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms
5611.27.34331.06.6+127
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms2,9576.623.92,3295.523.4+628
3 bedrooms
11,31325.135.210,95326.036.3+360
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms22,24149.321.521,17050.220.5+1,072
5 bedrooms or more
6,92615.36.25,96814.25.6+958
Not stated
1,1292.55.91,2773.07.7-148

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, Greater Sydney: 5.9% 5 bedrooms or more, Greater Sydney: 6.2% 4 bedrooms, Greater Sydney: 21.5% 3 bedrooms, Greater Sydney: 35.2% 2 bedrooms, Greater Sydney: 23.9% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Greater Sydney: 7.3% Not stated, The Hills Shire: 2.5% 5 bedrooms or more, The Hills Shire: 15.3% 4 bedrooms, The Hills Shire: 49.3% 3 bedrooms, The Hills Shire: 25.1% 2 bedrooms, The Hills Shire: 6.6% 0 or 1 bedrooms, The Hills Shire: 1.2%
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, The Hills Shire: -148 5 bedrooms or more, The Hills Shire: +958 4 bedrooms, The Hills Shire: +1,072 3 bedrooms, The Hills Shire: +360 2 bedrooms, The Hills Shire: +628 0 or 1 bedrooms, The Hills Shire: +127
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 The Hills Shire in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 7.8% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 64.6% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 31.2% and 27.7% for Greater Sydney respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of The Hills Shire and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (49.3% compared to 21.5%)
  • A larger percentage of 5 or more bedroom dwellings (15.3% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (6.6% compared to 23.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (25.1% compared to 35.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 4 bedrooms (+1,072 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+958 dwellings)
  • 2 bedrooms (+628 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (+360 dwellings)

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