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2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2011  
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2011 Census Dictionary >> Glossary >> Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (BEDD)

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:
    • 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).

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.

See also Dwelling.

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