Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (BEDD)
This dwelling variable provides a count of the number of bedrooms in each occupied private dwelling, including caravans in caravan parks.
Housing authorities and other users of ABS information use these data:
When calculating occupancy ratios, it is preferable to base them on the number of people usually resident rather than the number of people present in the household on Census Night.
- to provide an indication of dwelling size; and
- to provide an indication of overcrowding by calculating occupancy ratios (i.e. the number of people per room/bedroom).
See also Dwelling.