Bastia Hill - Durie Hill - Putiki
How many bedrooms do our dwellings have?
Derived from the Census question, "How many bedrooms are there in this dwelling?"
The number of bedrooms in a dwelling provides an indicator of the size of a dwelling, and when combined with Dwelling Type, provides further insight to the role and function an area plays in the housing market. For example, an area of high density dwellings that are predominantly 1-2 bedroom (likely to attract students), will attract a different household type than a high density area with dwellings that are predominantly 2-3 bedroom (perhaps more empty nesters).
In combination with Dwelling Type and Family and Household type data, and Household size, the Number of bedrooms can also indicate issues around housing affordability, overcrowding and other socio-economic factors.
(bedrooms in occupied dwellings)
|Bastia Hill - Durie Hill - Putiki
|Usual residence||number||%||Wanganui District %||number||%||Wanganui District %||2001 to 2006
|Five or more bedrooms||57||5.6||5.1||60||5.9||5.1||-3
|Not elsewhere included||30||3.0||4.5||18||1.8||4.2||12
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006, 2001 and 1996.
Please refer to the specific data notes for more information.
This dataset counts dwellings by the number of rooms used as bedrooms in each.
Bedsits and studios, where the living area is also a bedroom, are counted as having one bedroom.
The number of bedrooms counts caravans adjacent to the dwelling if they are used as bedrooms.
There are no comparability issues between 1996 and 2006.
Analysis of the number of bedrooms in dwellings in Bastia Hill - Durie Hill - Putiki in 2006 compared to Wanganui District shows that there was a lower proportion of dwellings with a smaller number of bedrooms (1 and 2 bedrooms), and a higher proportion of dwellings with a larger number of bedrooms (4 or more bedrooms).
Overall, there were 19.9% of 1-2 bedroom dwellings, and 28.5% of 4-plus bedroom dwellings, compared with 25.4% and 23.2%for Wanganui District respectively.
The major differences in dwelling size between Bastia Hill - Durie Hill - Putiki and Wanganui District were:
- A larger percentage of Four bedrooms (22.8% compared to 18.1%), and;
- A smaller percentage of Two bedrooms (15.4% compared to 20.2%).
Between 2001 and 2006 there were no numerically significant changes in Bastia Hill - Durie Hill - Putiki's number of bedrooms data.