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Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms are the most common in the Ruapehu 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 Ruapehu 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
Ruapehu District20132006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %Number%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
0 or 1 bedroom2164.64.41683.44.4+48
2 bedrooms63913.716.965413.217.7-15
3 bedrooms2,34950.544.62,37648.046.1-27
4 bedrooms96320.722.71,04721.121.9-84
5 bedrooms or more2886.26.63156.46.2-27
Not stated / included2014.34.73937.93.7-192

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, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 6.6% 4 bedrooms, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 22.7% 3 bedrooms, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 44.6% 2 bedrooms, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 16.9% 0 or 1 bedroom, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 4.4% 5 bedrooms or more, Ruapehu District: 6.2% 4 bedrooms, Ruapehu District: 20.7% 3 bedrooms, Ruapehu District: 50.5% 2 bedrooms, Ruapehu District: 13.7% 0 or 1 bedroom, Ruapehu District: 4.6%
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, Ruapehu District: -27 4 bedrooms, Ruapehu District: -84 3 bedrooms, Ruapehu District: -27 2 bedrooms, Ruapehu District: -15 0 or 1 bedroom, Ruapehu District: +48
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 Ruapehu District in 2013 compared to the Manawatu-Wanganui Region shows that there was a lower proportion of dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, as well as a lower proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 18.4% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 26.9% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 21.3% and 29.3% for the Manawatu-Wanganui Region respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of the Ruapehu District and the Manawatu-Wanganui Region were:

  • A larger percentage of 3 bedrooms (50.5% compared to 44.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedrooms (13.7% compared to 16.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 4 bedrooms (20.7% compared to 22.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 4 bedrooms (-84 dwellings)
  • 0 or 1 bedroom (+48 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (-27 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (-27 dwellings)
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