Rockdale (C)

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2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA16650
People 109,404
Male 49.4%
Female 50.6%
Median age 35
Families 28,370
Average children per family
for families with children 1.7
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 43,264
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,575
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $460
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 54,079 49.4 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 55,325 50.6 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 741 0.7 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 109,404 people in Rockdale (C). Of these 49.4% were male and 50.6% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

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Age Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 35 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 6,656 6.1 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 5,750 5.3 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 5,023 4.6 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 5,468 5.0 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 8,086 7.4 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 11,129 10.2 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 10,775 9.8 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 8,366 7.6 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 7,382 6.7 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 6,744 6.2 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 6,369 5.8 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 5,737 5.2 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 5,165 4.7 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 4,730 4.3 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 3,653 3.3 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 3,076 2.8 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 2,472 2.3 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 2,817 2.6 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Rockdale (C) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.3% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 45,409 49.4 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 2,735 3.0 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 7,044 7.7 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 4,907 5.3 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 31,887 34.7 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Rockdale (C) aged 15 years and over, 49.4% were married and 10.6% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 39,187 47.1 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 6,530 7.8 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 37,551 45.1 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Rockdale (C), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.8% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 1,599 4.7 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 4,827 14.3 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,637 4.9 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 682 2.0 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 3,209 9.5 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 1,611 4.8 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 691 2.0 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,398 7.1 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 7,715 22.9 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 1,734 5.1 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 7,625 22.6 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Rockdale (C) 30.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 21.2% were in primary school, 16.3% in secondary school and 30.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 25,463 27.7 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 8,882 9.7 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 1,862 2.0 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 7,583 8.2 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 17,662 19.2 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 2,515 2.7 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 7,518 8.2 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 26 0.0 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 4 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 6,941 7.5 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 1,333 1.4 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 9,211 10.0 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Rockdale (C), 19.2% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 10.3% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.7% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Chinese 15,083 11.3 514,594 5.2 1,213,903 3.9
English 14,786 11.1 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 14,502 10.9 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Greek 11,243 8.5 132,829 1.3 397,431 1.3
Lebanese 7,459 5.6 166,591 1.7 230,869 0.7

The most common ancestries in Rockdale (C) were Chinese 11.3%, English 11.1%, Australian 10.9%, Greek 8.5% and Lebanese 5.6%.

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Rockdale (C) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 50,635 46.3 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 8,462 7.7 234,508 3.1 509,555 2.2
Nepal 3,830 3.5 32,117 0.4 54,754 0.2
Greece 3,117 2.8 29,481 0.4 93,743 0.4
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2,794 2.6 16,501 0.2 38,985 0.2
Lebanon 2,716 2.5 57,381 0.8 78,653 0.3

In Rockdale (C), 46.3% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 7.7%, Nepal 3.5%, Greece 2.8%, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2.6% and Lebanon 2.5%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 70,505 64.4 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 5,970 5.5 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 4,005 3.7 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 21,229 19.4 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Rockdale (C), 19.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 64.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 25,379 23.2 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 11,171 10.2 332,465 4.4 704,658 3.0
Lebanon 7,155 6.5 143,993 1.9 196,333 0.8
Greece 7,009 6.4 72,635 1.0 226,920 1.0
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 4,608 4.2 31,324 0.4 76,055 0.3

In Rockdale (C), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 23.2%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 10.2%, Lebanon 6.5%, Greece 6.4% and The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 4.2%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 27,406 25.1 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 11,194 10.2 329,967 4.4 699,074 3.0
Greece 6,605 6.0 66,182 0.9 206,674 0.9
Lebanon 6,503 5.9 129,707 1.7 176,241 0.8
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 4,465 4.1 29,722 0.4 71,888 0.3

In Rockdale (C), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 25.1%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 10.2%, Greece 6.0%, Lebanon 5.9% and The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 4.1%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Catholic 22,906 20.9 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
No Religion, so described 21,674 19.8 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Eastern Orthodox 16,249 14.9 188,442 2.5 502,801 2.1
Islam 10,597 9.7 267,659 3.6 604,240 2.6
Not stated 10,423 9.5 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6

The most common responses for religion in Rockdale (C) were Catholic 20.9%, No Religion, so described 19.8%, Eastern Orthodox 14.9%, Islam 9.7% and Not stated 9.5%. In Rockdale (C), Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (56.3%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Greek 8,928 8.2 81,683 1.1 237,588 1.0
Arabic 8,371 7.7 200,825 2.7 321,728 1.4
Mandarin 7,763 7.1 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
Macedonian 4,651 4.3 28,144 0.4 66,019 0.3
Cantonese 4,616 4.2 143,333 1.9 280,943 1.2
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English only spoken at home 41,160 37.6 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 23,751 59.0 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Rockdale (C) 37.6% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Greek 8.2%, Arabic 7.7%, Mandarin 7.1%, Macedonian 4.3% and Cantonese 4.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 33,532 59.5 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 16,522 29.3 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 2,771 4.9 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 3,499 6.2 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 56,324 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Rockdale (C). Of these 59.5% were employed full time, 29.3% were employed part-time and 6.2% were unemployed.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 4,718 8.9 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 6,715 12.7 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 5,088 9.6 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 11,630 22.0 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 21,906 41.5 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Rockdale (C), 8.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 11,934 22.6 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 7,906 15.0 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Technicians and Trades Workers 6,300 11.9 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Managers 6,145 11.6 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Labourers 5,467 10.3 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Sales Workers 5,350 10.1 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Community and Personal Service Workers 5,303 10.0 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Machinery Operators and Drivers 3,303 6.3 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Rockdale (C) included Professionals 22.6%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 15.0%, Technicians and Trades Workers 11.9%, Managers 11.6%, Labourers 10.3%, Sales Workers 10.1%, Community and Personal Service Workers 10.0% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 6.3%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Cafes and Restaurants 1,978 3.8 80,552 2.4 253,385 2.4
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 1,742 3.3 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Banking 1,484 2.8 63,678 1.9 144,232 1.3
Building and Other Industrial Cleaning Services 1,335 2.5 41,390 1.2 131,908 1.2
Computer System Design and Related Services 1,316 2.5 63,717 1.9 162,884 1.5

Of the employed people in Rockdale (C), the most common responses for industry of employment included Cafes and Restaurants 3.8%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.3%, Banking 2.8%, Building and Other Industrial Cleaning Services 2.5% and Computer System Design and Related Services 2.5%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 666 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,746 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,575 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Rockdale (C) was $666.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 24,727 46.8 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Train 11,923 22.6 252,786 7.5 488,012 4.6
Train, bus 2,329 4.4 60,155 1.8 104,122 1.0
Car, as passenger 2,038 3.9 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 1,510 2.9 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
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People who travelled to work by public transport 17,179 32.5 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 28,353 53.7 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Rockdale (C), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 46.8%, Train 22.6%, Train, bus 4.4%, Car, as passenger 3.9% and Worked at home 2.9%. On the day, 32.5% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 53.7% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 56,290 61.2 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 21,809 23.7 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 10,017 10.9 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 10,710 11.6 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Rockdale (C), of people aged 15 years and over, 61.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.7% provided care for children and 10.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 11.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 20,870 22.7 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 20,837 22.7 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 8,150 8.9 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 6,431 7.0 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Rockdale (C), 22.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 10,439 36.8 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 12,949 45.6 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 4,267 15.0 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 723 2.5 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Rockdale (C), 45.6% were couple families with children, 36.8% were couple families without children and 15.0% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 17.2 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.8 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Rockdale (C), 17.2% of single parents were male and 82.8% were female.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 5,588 23.9 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 1,088 4.7 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 4,264 18.2 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 3,735 16.0 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 1,586 6.8 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 4,575 19.6 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 1,243 5.3 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 1,291 5.5 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Rockdale (C), of couple families with children, 23.9% had both partners employed full-time, 4.7% had both employed part-time and 18.2% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

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Dwellings

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 37,952 92.5 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,079 7.5 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Rockdale (C), 92.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.5% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 16,052 42.3 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5,459 14.4 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 15,959 42.1 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 332 0.9 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Rockdale (C), 42.3% were separate houses, 14.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 42.1% were flats or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 163 0.4 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 2,542 6.7 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 15,538 40.9 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 12,219 32.2 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 6,464 17.0 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,023 2.7 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Rockdale (C), of occupied private dwellings 6.7% had 1 bedroom, 40.9% had 2 bedrooms and 32.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.7 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 11,655 30.7 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 10,968 28.9 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 13,934 36.7 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 240 0.6 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 1,160 3.1 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Rockdale (C), 30.7% were owned outright, 28.9% were owned with a mortgage and 36.7% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 27,005 71.2 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 8,719 23.0 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 2,231 5.9 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Rockdale (C), of all households, 71.2% were family households, 23.0% were single person households and 5.9% were group households.

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Household income Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 18.3 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 17.6 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Rockdale (C), 18.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 17.6% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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Mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 460 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 83.8 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 16.2 -- 12.9 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.3 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 8.7 -- 7.4 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 5,117 13.5 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 16,452 43.4 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 10,693 28.2 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 4,296 11.3 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,393 3.7 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Rockdale (C), 43.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 28.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 5,501 14.5 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 31,247 82.3 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 1,205 3.2 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Rockdale (C), 82.3% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 373 50.1 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 372 49.9 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 28 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Rockdale (C), 50.1% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 49.9% were female. The median age was 28 years.

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Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,930 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Rockdale (C), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,930.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Rockdale (C) % Rockdale (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 473 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,200 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Rockdale (C), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $473 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,200.

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Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.