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Wairoa DistrictCommunity profile

Wairoa District

Number of bedrooms per dwelling

Dwellings with 3 bedrooms are the most common in Wairoa District in 2018.

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 Wairoa 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.

Please note: Statistics New Zealand rate the number of bedrooms topic as "High" quality, so there should be minimal issues with the data. However, the 2018 Census utilised past Census data and statistical imputation to improve the response rate for this variable, leading to a significant reduction in the "Not Stated/Not Elsewhere included" rate in 2018 (which is now close to zero). Users should take care in comparing to earlier years which have a higher Not Stated rate, as dwellings which were not stated in those years are distributed into various categories in 2018.


Derived from the Census question:

'For each type of room listed below, count the number in this dwelling? bedrooms, including any sleepouts furnished as bedrooms'

Note: This page includes data from the 2018 Census. Between 2013 and 2018, the geographical classification was changed, and with it many boundaries were altered. As a result, you may see different small area options when comparing to pages that do not yet show 2018 data. Learn more.

Number of bedrooms per occupied dwelling
Wairoa District20182013Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Hawke's Bay Region %Number%Hawke's Bay Region %2013 to 2018
0 or 1 bedroom1775.95.11414.74.6+36
2 bedrooms44714.820.039313.118.8+54
3 bedrooms1,61153.548.11,52450.645.7+87
4 bedrooms63921.221.358819.520.4+51
5 bedrooms or more1384.65.51655.55.5-27
Not stated / included00.00.01986.64.9-198
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: High
Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the number of bedrooms in dwellings in Wairoa District in 2018 compared to Hawke's Bay 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, 20.7% of households were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 25.8% of 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 25.2% and 26.8% for Hawke's Bay Region respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling of Wairoa District and Hawke's Bay Region were:

  • A larger percentage of 3 bedrooms (53.5% compared to 48.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 2 bedrooms (14.8% compared to 20.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling in Wairoa District between 2013 and 2018 were:

  • 3 bedrooms (+87 dwellings)
  • 2 bedrooms (+54 dwellings)
  • 4 bedrooms (+51 dwellings)
  • 0 or 1 bedroom (+36 dwellings)

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