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Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in the City of Unley 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 City of Unley 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
City of Unley20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms
9716.43.89786.53.8-7
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms5,17034.019.95,38735.920.7-217
3 bedrooms
5,79638.151.25,76438.451.5+32
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms2,18114.317.81,90512.716.4+276
5 bedrooms or more
4733.13.13592.42.7+114
Not stated
6254.14.26144.14.9+11

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 Adelaide: 4.2% 5 bedrooms or more, Greater Adelaide: 3.1% 4 bedrooms, Greater Adelaide: 17.8% 3 bedrooms, Greater Adelaide: 51.2% 2 bedrooms, Greater Adelaide: 19.9% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Greater Adelaide: 3.8% Not stated, City of Unley: 4.1% 5 bedrooms or more, City of Unley: 3.1% 4 bedrooms, City of Unley: 14.3% 3 bedrooms, City of Unley: 38.1% 2 bedrooms, City of Unley: 34.0% 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Unley: 6.4%
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, City of Unley: +11 5 bedrooms or more, City of Unley: +114 4 bedrooms, City of Unley: +276 3 bedrooms, City of Unley: +32 2 bedrooms, City of Unley: -217 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Unley: -7
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 City of Unley in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion of dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and a lower proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 40.4% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 17.4% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 23.8% and 20.9% for Greater Adelaide respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of the City of Unley and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (34.0% compared to 19.9%)
  • A larger percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (6.4% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (38.1% compared to 51.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (14.3% compared to 17.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 4 bedrooms (+276 dwellings)
  • 2 bedrooms (-217 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+114 dwellings)

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