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Number of bedrooms per dwelling

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Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in the City of Whittlesea 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 the City of Whittlesea 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 Whittlesea - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
0 or 1 bedrooms
9061.46.05331.05.5+373
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms5,6878.519.53,7457.219.3+1,942
3 bedrooms
31,22446.940.127,75653.743.8+3,468
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms22,10633.223.015,59530.222.0+6,511
5 bedrooms or more
2,7164.14.81,9543.84.3+762
Not stated
3,8955.96.82,1334.15.1+1,762

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, Greater Melbourne: 6.8% 5 bedrooms or more, Greater Melbourne: 4.8% 4 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 23.0% 3 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 40.1% 2 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 19.5% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Greater Melbourne: 6.0% Not stated, City of Whittlesea: 5.9% 5 bedrooms or more, City of Whittlesea: 4.1% 4 bedrooms, City of Whittlesea: 33.2% 3 bedrooms, City of Whittlesea: 46.9% 2 bedrooms, City of Whittlesea: 8.5% 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Whittlesea: 1.4%
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, City of Whittlesea: +1,762 5 bedrooms or more, City of Whittlesea: +762 4 bedrooms, City of Whittlesea: +6,511 3 bedrooms, City of Whittlesea: +3,468 2 bedrooms, City of Whittlesea: +1,942 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Whittlesea: +373
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 City of Whittlesea in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 9.9% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 37.3% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 25.4% and 27.7% for Greater Melbourne respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of the City of Whittlesea and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (33.2% compared to 23.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (46.9% compared to 40.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (8.5% compared to 19.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (1.4% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in the City of Whittlesea between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 4 bedrooms (+6,511 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (+3,468 dwellings)
  • 2 bedrooms (+1,942 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+762 dwellings)

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