Rockhampton (R)

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA36370
People 79,726
Male 49.4%
Female 50.6%
Median age 36
Families 20,277
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all households (a) 0.8
All private dwellings 34,819
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,255
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $270
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

(a) This label has been updated to more accurately reflect the Census concept shown in this data item. The data has not changed.

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People

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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
Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 39,402 49.4 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 40,321 50.6 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 5,874 7.4 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 79,726 people in Rockhampton (R). Of these 49.4% were male and 50.6% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 7.4% of the population.

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Age Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median age 36 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 5,507 6.9 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 5,650 7.1 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 5,419 6.8 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 5,548 7.0 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 5,408 6.8 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 5,627 7.1 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 5,462 6.9 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 4,769 6.0 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 4,770 6.0 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 5,124 6.4 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 5,222 6.6 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 5,065 6.4 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 4,220 5.3 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 3,645 4.6 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 2,790 3.5 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 2,242 2.8 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 1,647 2.1 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 1,609 2.0 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Rockhampton (R) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.0% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Married 27,974 44.3 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 2,388 3.8 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 5,881 9.3 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 3,729 5.9 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 23,183 36.7 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Rockhampton (R) aged 15 years and over, 44.3% were married and 13.1% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 23,873 44.4 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 6,606 12.3 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 23,261 43.3 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Rockhampton (R), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Preschool 781 3.2 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 4,405 17.9 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,806 7.3 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 838 3.4 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 2,350 9.5 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 1,961 8.0 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 1,274 5.2 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,199 4.9 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 2,710 11.0 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 603 2.4 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 6,731 27.3 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Rockhampton (R) 30.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.6% were in primary school, 22.6% in secondary school and 15.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 7,495 11.9 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 3,807 6.0 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 1,872 3.0 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 10,503 16.6 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 9,954 15.8 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 2,994 4.7 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 10,472 16.6 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 53 0.1 2,602 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 9 0.0 418 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 6,656 10.5 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 260 0.4 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 7,763 12.3 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Rockhampton (R), 15.8% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.0% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australian 35,962 32.9 1,649,284 25.3 7,298,243 23.3
English 30,625 28.0 1,794,999 27.5 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 9,454 8.6 564,334 8.7 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 7,657 7.0 486,648 7.5 2,023,470 6.4
German 5,591 5.1 296,387 4.5 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Rockhampton (R) were Australian 32.9%, English 28.0%, Irish 8.6%, Scottish 7.0% and German 5.1%.

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 Rockhampton (R) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 65,958 82.8 3,343,657 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
New Zealand 1,160 1.5 201,206 4.3 518,466 2.2
England 1,057 1.3 180,775 3.8 907,570 3.9
Philippines 817 1.0 39,661 0.8 232,386 1.0
India 469 0.6 49,145 1.0 455,389 1.9
Vietnam 345 0.4 19,544 0.4 219,355 0.9

In Rockhampton (R), 82.8% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were New Zealand 1.5%, England 1.3%, Philippines 1.0%, India 0.6% and Vietnam 0.4%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 8,670 10.9 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 3,432 4.3 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 2,578 3.2 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 58,262 73.1 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Rockhampton (R), 73.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 61,198 76.8 2,824,420 60.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 2,329 2.9 287,091 6.1 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 1,618 2.0 236,403 5.0 617,331 2.6
Philippines 869 1.1 43,562 0.9 270,177 1.2
India 665 0.8 67,903 1.4 616,939 2.6

In Rockhampton (R), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 76.8%, England 2.9%, New Zealand 2.0%, Philippines 1.1% and India 0.8%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 62,143 78.0 2,897,343 61.6 12,643,365 54.0
England 2,063 2.6 264,169 5.6 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 1,546 1.9 236,930 5.0 608,329 2.6
Philippines 1,137 1.4 57,947 1.2 325,049 1.4
India 634 0.8 65,921 1.4 605,777 2.6

In Rockhampton (R), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 78.0%, England 2.6%, New Zealand 1.9%, Philippines 1.4% and India 0.8%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Catholic 20,998 26.3 1,022,514 21.7 5,291,834 22.6
No Religion, so described 18,081 22.7 1,374,427 29.2 6,933,708 29.6
Anglican 13,925 17.5 719,718 15.3 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 7,597 9.5 468,042 10.0 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 5,485 6.9 238,313 5.1 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Rockhampton (R) were Catholic 26.3%, No Religion, so described 22.7%, Anglican 17.5%, Not stated 9.5% and Uniting Church 6.9%. In Rockhampton (R), Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (71.4%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Vietnamese 411 0.5 25,914 0.6 277,400 1.2
Tagalog 357 0.4 16,999 0.4 111,273 0.5
Portuguese 250 0.3 8,634 0.2 48,853 0.2
Filipino 241 0.3 11,371 0.2 71,220 0.3
Mandarin 233 0.3 69,474 1.5 596,711 2.5
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English only spoken at home 69,520 87.2 3,820,632 81.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 2,080 6.8 242,052 13.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Rockhampton (R) 87.2% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Vietnamese 0.5%, Tagalog 0.4%, Portuguese 0.3%, Filipino 0.3% and Mandarin 0.3%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 21,831 57.8 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 10,532 27.9 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 1,957 5.2 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 3,475 9.2 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 37,795 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Rockhampton (R). Of these 57.8% were employed full time, 27.9% were employed part-time and 9.2% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 3,675 10.7 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 2,905 8.5 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 3,954 11.5 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 7,723 22.5 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 14,110 41.1 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Rockhampton (R), 10.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Technicians and Trades Workers 5,657 16.5 305,441 14.3 1,447,414 13.5
Professionals 5,517 16.1 423,917 19.8 2,370,966 22.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 4,510 13.1 291,317 13.6 1,449,681 13.6
Labourers 4,335 12.6 225,268 10.5 1,011,520 9.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 4,249 12.4 241,956 11.3 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 3,404 9.9 207,795 9.7 1,000,955 9.4
Managers 3,101 9.0 258,509 12.1 1,390,047 13.0
Machinery Operators and Drivers 3,093 9.0 147,636 6.9 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Rockhampton (R) included Technicians and Trades Workers 16.5%, Professionals 16.1%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.1%, Labourers 12.6%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.4%, Sales Workers 9.9%, Managers 9.0% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 9.0%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 1,886 5.5 91,756 4.3 411,808 3.9
Coal Mining 1,327 3.9 24,967 1.2 46,491 0.4
Primary Education 959 2.8 54,394 2.5 231,198 2.2
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 928 2.7 52,291 2.4 254,275 2.4
Takeaway Food Services 897 2.6 41,958 2.0 189,447 1.8

Of the employed people in Rockhampton (R), the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 5.5%, Coal Mining 3.9%, Primary Education 2.8%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.7% and Takeaway Food Services 2.6%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Personal 626 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,539 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,255 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Rockhampton (R) was $626.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 23,821 69.4 1,368,965 64.1 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 2,360 6.9 112,508 5.3 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 1,093 3.2 112,422 5.3 503,582 4.7
Walked only 1,018 3.0 70,471 3.3 370,427 3.5
Bus 468 1.4 63,829 3.0 323,201 3.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 594 1.7 152,230 7.1 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 26,490 77.2 1,523,756 71.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Rockhampton (R), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 69.4%, Car, as passenger 6.9%, Worked at home 3.2%, Walked only 3.0% and Bus 1.4%. On the day, 1.7% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 77.2% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 43,500 68.9 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 18,384 29.1 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 7,150 11.3 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 11,743 18.6 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Rockhampton (R), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.1% provided care for children and 11.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.6% 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
Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 12,684 20.1 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 16,627 26.3 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 7,796 12.3 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 6,393 10.1 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Rockhampton (R), 26.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 7,593 37.4 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 8,283 40.9 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 4,032 19.9 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 368 1.8 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Rockhampton (R), 40.9% were couple families with children, 37.4% were couple families without children and 19.9% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male -- 18.0 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.0 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Rockhampton (R), 18.0% of single parents were male and 82.0% 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
Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 3,571 22.5 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 489 3.1 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 3,247 20.5 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 2,285 14.4 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 853 5.4 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 3,144 19.8 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 877 5.5 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 1,409 8.9 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Rockhampton (R), of couple families with children, 22.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.1% had both employed part-time and 20.5% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Dwellings

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 28,357 87.4 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 4,096 12.6 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Rockhampton (R), 87.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Separate house 24,867 87.7 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,968 6.9 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 1,168 4.1 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 223 0.8 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Rockhampton (R), 87.7% were separate houses, 6.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.1% were flats or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 114 0.4 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 894 3.2 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 4,941 17.4 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 12,574 44.3 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 9,092 32.1 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 750 2.6 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Rockhampton (R), of occupied private dwellings 3.2% had 1 bedroom, 17.4% had 2 bedrooms and 44.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Owned outright 8,168 28.8 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 9,551 33.7 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 9,614 33.9 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 208 0.7 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 830 2.9 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Rockhampton (R), 28.8% were owned outright, 33.7% were owned with a mortgage and 33.9% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Family households 19,890 70.1 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 7,472 26.3 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 1,006 3.5 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Rockhampton (R), of all households, 70.1% were family households, 26.3% were single person households and 3.5% were group households.

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Household income Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 23.0 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.6 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Rockhampton (R), 23.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 10.6% 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 Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median rent 270 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.3 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 11.7 -- 12.8 -- 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 Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.6 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.4 -- 6.4 -- 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 Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None 1,968 6.9 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 9,841 34.7 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 10,226 36.0 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 5,261 18.5 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,081 3.8 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Rockhampton (R), 34.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 5,614 19.8 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 21,905 77.2 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 853 3.0 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Rockhampton (R), 77.2% 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.
Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 2,790 47.5 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 3,084 52.5 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Rockhampton (R), 47.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 52.5% were female. The median age was 20 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
Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,131 -- 1,222 -- 1,203 --

In Rockhampton (R), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,131.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Rockhampton (R) % Rockhampton (R) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 250 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,549 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Rockhampton (R), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,549.

View the data quality statements for: Rent weekly payments (RNTD) Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

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.