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Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms are the most common in the Wellington City 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 Wellington City 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
Wellington City20132006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
0 or 1 bedroom
7,62610.76.87,53611.07.0+90
map this data in atlas.id2 bedrooms16,25722.720.515,84323.121.4+414
3 bedrooms
25,53335.741.125,13436.642.4+399
map this data in atlas.id4 bedrooms14,38220.121.013,08019.019.7+1,302
5 bedrooms or more
4,7286.66.24,2726.25.8+456
Not stated / included
3,0304.24.42,8354.13.7+195

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, Wellington Region: 6.2% 4 bedrooms, Wellington Region: 21.0% 3 bedrooms, Wellington Region: 41.1% 2 bedrooms, Wellington Region: 20.5% 0 or 1 bedroom, Wellington Region: 6.8% 5 bedrooms or more, Wellington City: 6.6% 4 bedrooms, Wellington City: 20.1% 3 bedrooms, Wellington City: 35.7% 2 bedrooms, Wellington City: 22.7% 0 or 1 bedroom, Wellington City: 10.7%
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, Wellington City: +456 4 bedrooms, Wellington City: +1,302 3 bedrooms, Wellington City: +399 2 bedrooms, Wellington City: +414 0 or 1 bedroom, Wellington City: +90
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 Wellington City in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a higher proportion of dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and a similar proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 33.4% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 26.7% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 27.3% and 27.2% for the Wellington Region respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of the Wellington City and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of 0 or 1 bedroom (10.7% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of 2 bedrooms (22.7% compared to 20.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 3 bedrooms (35.7% compared to 41.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 4 bedrooms (+1,302 dwellings)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+456 dwellings)
  • 2 bedrooms (+414 dwellings)
  • 3 bedrooms (+399 dwellings)
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