1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2004  
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One indicator of dwelling size is the number of bedrooms. In 2000-01, half of all dwellings in Australia had three bedrooms, 25% had four or more bedrooms and 20% had two bedrooms (table 8.2). Of separate houses, 57% had three bedrooms, while two bedroom dwellings were more common in semi-detached houses and in flats, units and apartments (46% and 64% respectively).

Nearly one-fifth (18%) of three bedroom dwellings had only one person living in them, over a third (38%) had only two persons, a further 19% had three persons, and 18% had four persons (table 8.3). Of two bedroom dwellings, most had one or two persons living in them (48% and 38% respectively).

8.2 ALL HOUSEHOLDS, By dwelling structure and number of bedrooms - 2000-01

Separate
house
Semi-detached/
row or terrace house/townhouse
Flat/unit/
apartment
All
households(a)
’000
’000
’000
’000

One bedroom
51.2
61.7
208.1
339.6
2 bedrooms
606.2
334.5
525.7
1,493.5
3 bedrooms
3,262.7
294.9
78.7
3,642.4
4 or more bedrooms
1,791.7
32.4
n.p.
1,828.5
Total(b)
5,711.8
723.5
825.0
7,314.9

(a) Includes other dwelling structures.
(b) Includes bedsits and dwellings with zero bedrooms.
Source: ABS data available on request, Survey of Income and Housing Costs, 2000-01.

8.3 ALL HOUSEHOLDS, By number of persons and number of bedrooms - 2000-01

One
person
Two
persons
Three
persons
Four
persons
Five
or more
Total
All
households
%
%
%
%
%
%
’000

One bedroom
79.4
18.7
**1.2
n.p.
-
100.0
339.6
2 bedrooms
47.7
38.2
8.9
4.1
*1.1
100.0
1,493.5
3 bedrooms
18.5
37.8
18.7
18.2
6.8
100.0
3,642.4
4 or more bedrooms

7.5

23.9

17.4

27.5

23.8

100.0

1,828.5
Total(a)
24.6
33.5
15.5
16.8
9.6
100.0
7,314.9

(a) Includes bedsits and dwellings with zero bedrooms.
Source: ABS data available on request, Survey of Income and Housing Costs, 2000-01.

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