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Unley Ward

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 Unley Ward 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 Unley Ward 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
Unley Ward - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
0 or 1 bedrooms
1666.16.01836.86.4-17
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms99236.132.01,03338.234.0-42
3 bedrooms
1,04037.937.598536.438.1+55
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms34512.616.130711.314.3+38
5 bedrooms or more
712.63.5642.43.1+7
Not stated
1314.84.91345.04.1-3

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, City of Unley: 4.9% 5 bedrooms or more, City of Unley: 3.5% 4 bedrooms, City of Unley: 16.1% 3 bedrooms, City of Unley: 37.5% 2 bedrooms, City of Unley: 32.0% 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Unley: 6.0% Not stated, Unley Ward: 4.8% 5 bedrooms or more, Unley Ward: 2.6% 4 bedrooms, Unley Ward: 12.6% 3 bedrooms, Unley Ward: 37.9% 2 bedrooms, Unley Ward: 36.1% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Unley Ward: 6.1%
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, Unley Ward: -3 5 bedrooms or more, Unley Ward: +7 4 bedrooms, Unley Ward: +38 3 bedrooms, Unley Ward: +55 2 bedrooms, Unley Ward: -42 0 or 1 bedrooms, Unley Ward: -17
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 Unley Ward in 2016 compared to City of Unley 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, 42.2% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 15.2% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 38.1% and 19.5% for City of Unley respectively.

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

  • A larger percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (36.1% compared to 32.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (12.6% compared to 16.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 3 bedrooms (+55 dwellings)

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