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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 4 bedrooms were the most common in Wollondilly Shire 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 Wollondilly 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
Wollondilly Shire - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
0 or 1 bedrooms
3392.17.83152.27.3+24
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms1,2267.823.71,1888.323.9+38
3 bedrooms
4,83930.632.15,02735.035.2-188
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms6,25639.622.05,46438.021.5+792
5 bedrooms or more
2,19013.97.31,75912.26.2+431
Not stated
9596.17.16204.35.9+339

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 Sydney: 7.1% 5 bedrooms or more, Greater Sydney: 7.3% 4 bedrooms, Greater Sydney: 22.0% 3 bedrooms, Greater Sydney: 32.1% 2 bedrooms, Greater Sydney: 23.7% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Greater Sydney: 7.8% Not stated, Wollondilly Shire: 6.1% 5 bedrooms or more, Wollondilly Shire: 13.9% 4 bedrooms, Wollondilly Shire: 39.6% 3 bedrooms, Wollondilly Shire: 30.6% 2 bedrooms, Wollondilly Shire: 7.8% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Wollondilly Shire: 2.1%
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, Wollondilly Shire: +339 5 bedrooms or more, Wollondilly Shire: +431 4 bedrooms, Wollondilly Shire: +792 3 bedrooms, Wollondilly Shire: -188 2 bedrooms, Wollondilly Shire: +38 0 or 1 bedrooms, Wollondilly Shire: +24
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 Wollondilly Shire in 2016 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, 9.9% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 53.4% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 31.5% and 29.3% for Greater Sydney respectively.

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

  • A larger percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (39.6% compared to 22.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 5 or more bedroom dwellings (13.9% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (7.8% compared to 23.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (2.1% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 4 bedrooms (+792 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+431 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (-188 dwellings)

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