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Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms are the most common in the Far North District in 2013.

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 Far North District 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 occupied dwelling
Far North District20132006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Northland Region %Number%Northland Region %2006 to 2013
0 or 1 bedroom
1,3656.35.41,2366.05.6+129
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms3,65416.816.43,55817.416.9+96
3 bedrooms
9,03041.543.08,87143.344.9+159
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms4,14319.021.03,57917.519.0+564
5 bedrooms or more
1,2605.86.11,1165.55.4+144
Not stated / included
2,32510.78.12,11210.38.2+213

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Number of bedrooms per occupied dwelling, 2013
Number of bedrooms per occupied dwelling, 2013 5 bedrooms or more, Northland Region: 6.1% 4 bedrooms, Northland Region: 21.0% 3 bedrooms, Northland Region: 43.0% 2 bedrooms, Northland Region: 16.4% 0 or 1 bedroom, Northland Region: 5.4% 5 bedrooms or more, Far North District: 5.8% 4 bedrooms, Far North District: 19.0% 3 bedrooms, Far North District: 41.5% 2 bedrooms, Far North District: 16.8% 0 or 1 bedroom, Far North District: 6.3%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in number of bedrooms per occupied dwelling, 2006 to 2013
Change in number of bedrooms per occupied dwelling, 2006 to 2013 5 bedrooms or more, Far North District: +144 4 bedrooms, Far North District: +564 3 bedrooms, Far North District: +159 2 bedrooms, Far North District: +96 0 or 1 bedroom, Far North District: +129
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the number of bedrooms in dwellings in Far North District in 2013 compared to the Northland Region shows that there was a higher proportion of dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and a lower proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 23.0% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 24.8% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 21.8% and 27.1% for the Northland Region respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of the Far North District and the Northland Region were:

  • A smaller percentage of 4 bedrooms (19.0% compared to 21.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 3 bedrooms (41.5% compared to 43.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in the Far North District between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • 4 bedrooms (+564 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (+159 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+144 dwellings)
  • 0 or 1 bedroom (+129 dwellings)
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