Number of bedrooms en-NZ
A bedroom is defined as a room that is used, or intended to be used, for sleeping in.
- A room is considered to be a bedroom if it is furnished as a bedroom, even if it is not being used at the time of data collection. A bedroom should include a sleeping facility such as a bed or mattress and could include items such as a dresser or chest of drawers. It is counted as a bedroom, even if it is not being used on census night.
- A one-roomed dwelling (for example, a bed-sitting room) is counted as having one bedroom and therefore, one total room.
- A sleepout adjacent to a private dwelling should be counted if it is furnished as a bedroom and, if used, is used by members of the same household as those living in the dwelling.
- A caravan adjacent to a private dwelling should be counted only if it is used as a bedroom by members of the same household as those living in the dwelling.
- Another room (such as a living room) that is used as a bedroom at night, either short term or long term, should only be counted as a bedroom if there are no bedroom facilities elsewhere in the dwelling.