Dwelling—number of bedrooms, total N[NN]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Number of bedrooms
METeOR identifier:302513
Registration status:Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Definition:The number of bedrooms in each dwelling.
Data Element Concept:Dwelling—number of bedrooms

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Total
Data type:Number
Format:N[NN]
Maximum character length:3
Unit of measure:Bedroom

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:

Count bedrooms designed for use as bedrooms and other rooms permanently modified and intended for use as bedrooms (such as a sleep out or built in veranda). Bedsits should be counted as a 1 bedroom dwelling. In the case of boarding house buildings, the unit of counting is the boarding house room which usually has only one bedroom.

Where reporting the number of bedrooms at the tenancy level, the number of bedrooms should be reported for each tenancy rental unit.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

National Housing Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Dwelling—number of bedrooms, total N[NN] Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017, Community Services (retired), Standard 19/09/2013

Supersedes Dwelling—number of bedrooms, total N[NN] Housing assistance, Superseded 10/02/2006

See also Dwelling—number of tenancy/rental units, total N[N] Housing assistance, Retired 01/05/2013

See also Dwelling—structure type, code N[N] Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

Supersedes Number of bedrooms, version 2, DE, NHADD, NHDAMG, Superseded 01/03/2005 24/07/2003.pdf (13.7 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Dwelling (housing assistance) cluster Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

Dwelling file cluster (Indigenous community housing) Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

Dwelling file cluster (Mainstream community housing) Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

Tenancy/vacancy cluster (Mainstream community housing) Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Used as numerator
National Affordability Housing Agreement: g-Proportion of Indigenous households living in overcrowded conditions, 2010 Homelessness, Standard 16/02/2011
Indigenous, Endorsed 11/09/2012