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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Number of bedrooms

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms are the most common for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households in the WSROC Region.

The Number of Bedrooms in a dwelling is an indicator of the size of dwellings, and when combined with Household Size information, can be an indication of whether there is overcrowding in dwellings, and perhaps housing affordability and availability issues in the indigenous community.

Households are counted as indigenous if they contain one or more indigenous usual residents on Census night. This data presents number of bedrooms in dwellings containing at least one indigenous usual resident. It is entirely possible and even probable in many cases that some bedrooms are occupied by non-indigenous household members.

Derived from the Census question:

'How many bedrooms are there in this dwelling?'

Occupied private dwellings

Number of bedrooms per dwelling
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households - WSROC Region20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%New South Wales - ATSI %Number%New South Wales - ATSI %2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms2813.24.9----0.0--
2 bedrooms87910.017.4----0.0--
3 bedrooms4,58952.245.7----0.0--
4 bedrooms2,24225.522.8----0.0--
5 bedrooms or more5356.15.9----0.0--
Not stated2603.03.2----0.0--

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, New South Wales - ATSI: 3.2% 5 bedrooms or more, New South Wales - ATSI: 5.9% 4 bedrooms, New South Wales - ATSI: 22.8% 3 bedrooms, New South Wales - ATSI: 45.7% 2 bedrooms, New South Wales - ATSI: 17.4% 0 or 1 bedrooms, New South Wales - ATSI: 4.9% Not stated, WSROC Region - ATSI: 3.0% 5 bedrooms or more, WSROC Region - ATSI: 6.1% 4 bedrooms, WSROC Region - ATSI: 25.5% 3 bedrooms, WSROC Region - ATSI: 52.2% 2 bedrooms, WSROC Region - ATSI: 10.0% 0 or 1 bedrooms, WSROC Region - ATSI: 3.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence 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
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the number of bedrooms in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dwellings in WSROC Region in 2011 compared to the number of bedrooms in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dwellings in New South Wales - ATSI 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, 13.2% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 31.6% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 22.3% and 28.8% for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households in New South Wales - ATSI respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in WSROC Region and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI were:

  • A larger percentage of 3 bedrooms (52.2% compared to 45.7%)
  • A larger percentage of 4 bedrooms (25.5% compared to 22.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedrooms (10.0% compared to 17.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 0 or 1 bedrooms (3.2% compared to 4.9%)
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