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WSROC Region

Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common in the WSROC Region 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 WSROC Region 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
WSROC Region - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms20,5563.67.317,7133.36.6+2,843
2 bedrooms108,35019.223.9100,32618.823.4+8,025
3 bedrooms237,08441.935.2232,79743.636.3+4,287
4 bedrooms134,55223.821.5120,23422.520.5+14,318
5 bedrooms or more32,8595.86.227,5475.25.6+5,311
Not stated32,0095.75.934,9336.57.7-2,924

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 Sydney: 5.9% 5 bedrooms or more, Greater Sydney: 6.2% 4 bedrooms, Greater Sydney: 21.5% 3 bedrooms, Greater Sydney: 35.2% 2 bedrooms, Greater Sydney: 23.9% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Greater Sydney: 7.3% Not stated, WSROC Region: 5.7% 5 bedrooms or more, WSROC Region: 5.8% 4 bedrooms, WSROC Region: 23.8% 3 bedrooms, WSROC Region: 41.9% 2 bedrooms, WSROC Region: 19.2% 0 or 1 bedrooms, WSROC Region: 3.6%
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, WSROC Region: -2,924 5 bedrooms or more, WSROC Region: +5,311 4 bedrooms, WSROC Region: +14,318 3 bedrooms, WSROC Region: +4,287 2 bedrooms, WSROC Region: +8,025 0 or 1 bedrooms, WSROC Region: +2,843
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 WSROC Region in 2011 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, 22.8% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 29.6% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 31.2% and 27.7% for Greater Sydney respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of the WSROC Region and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of 3 bedroom dwellings (41.9% compared to 35.2%)
  • A larger percentage of 4 bedroom dwellings (23.8% compared to 21.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedroom dwellings (19.2% compared to 23.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (includes bedsitters) (3.6% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 4 bedrooms (+14,318 dwellings)
  • 2 bedrooms (+8,025 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+5,311 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (+4,287 dwellings)

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