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Eastern Region Alliance area

Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in Eastern Region Alliance area 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 Eastern Region Alliance area 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
Eastern Region Alliance area20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms
4,3813.86.44,4443.96.5-63
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms25,88722.534.026,20723.235.9-320
3 bedrooms
55,02447.938.154,14848.038.4+876
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms21,36818.614.319,63317.412.7+1,735
5 bedrooms or more
4,0343.53.13,5133.12.4+521
Not stated
4,1543.64.14,8604.34.1-706

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, 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% Not stated, Eastern Region Alliance area: 3.6% 5 bedrooms or more, Eastern Region Alliance area: 3.5% 4 bedrooms, Eastern Region Alliance area: 18.6% 3 bedrooms, Eastern Region Alliance area: 47.9% 2 bedrooms, Eastern Region Alliance area: 22.5% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Eastern Region Alliance area: 3.8%
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, Eastern Region Alliance area: -706 5 bedrooms or more, Eastern Region Alliance area: +521 4 bedrooms, Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,735 3 bedrooms, Eastern Region Alliance area: +876 2 bedrooms, Eastern Region Alliance area: -320 0 or 1 bedrooms, Eastern Region Alliance area: -63
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 Eastern Region Alliance area in 2011 compared to the City of Unley 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, 26.4% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 22.1% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 40.4% and 17.4% for the City of Unley respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of Eastern Region Alliance area and the City of Unley were:

  • A larger percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (47.9% compared to 38.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (18.6% compared to 14.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (22.5% compared to 34.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (3.8% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in Eastern Region Alliance area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 4 bedrooms (+1,735 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (+876 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+521 dwellings)
  • 2 bedrooms (-320 dwellings)

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