Four-bedroom home popularity soars: ABS 2011 census

Alistair WalshJune 20, 20120 min read

The dominance of three-bedroom houses in Australia has waned from 2006 levels, while the proportion of houses with four or more bedrooms has risen by approximately the same amount, according to ABS 2011 census data released today.

The ABS 2011 census data shows three-bedroom dwellings account for 43.6% of Australian homes, down from 45.4% in 2006. Homes with four or more bedrooms now account for 30.3% of dwellings, up from 28.1% in 2006.

The proportion of two-bedroom, one-bedroom and studio homes, including bedsitters, remain somewhat steady at 19.1%, 4.7% and 0.1% respectively.

The average number of bedrooms per dwelling has increased to 3.1 from 3, but the average number of people per home has not changed, sitting at 2.6.

Alistair Walsh

Deutsche Welle online reporter
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