2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Rockhampton (C)

Code LGA36350 (LGA)
People 58,749
Male 28,910
Female 29,839
Median age 35
Australian citizenship 52,272
People born overseas 4,017
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 567
Families 14,850
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 24,024
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $914
Median monthly mortgage repayment $980
Median weekly rent $150
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Rockhampton (C) % Australia %
Total 58,749 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 28,910 49.2 9,799,252 49.4
Female 29,839 50.8 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3,470 5.9 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 58,749 people were usually resident in Rockhampton (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Of the total population 5.9% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Rockhampton (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3,907 6.7 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 8,542 14.5 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 9,253 15.8 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 23,075 39.3 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 5,746 9.8 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 8,227 14.0 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 35 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.2% of people usually resident in Rockhampton (C) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 23.8% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 35 years.

Selected characteristics Rockhampton (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 52,272 89.0 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 4,017 6.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 567 1.0 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.0% of people usually resident in Rockhampton (C) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 6.8% were born overseas and 1.0% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Rockhampton (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 20,755 44.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 5,561 12.0 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 3,239 7.0 936,813 5.9
Never married 16,739 36.2 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 44.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Rockhampton (C) (Local Government Areas) were married, 12.0% were either separated or divorced, 7.0% were widowed and 36.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Rockhampton (C) % Australia %
Australia 50,225 85.5 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Rockhampton (C) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Rockhampton (C) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Rockhampton (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 17,065 61.8 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 7,379 26.7 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 993 3.6 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 641 2.3 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,545 5.6 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 15,031 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 27,623 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 27,623 people aged 15 years and over in Rockhampton (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 61.8% worked full-time, 26.7% worked part-time, 3.6% were away from work, 2.3% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.6% were unemployed. 15,031 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Rockhampton (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Rockhampton (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Rockhampton (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 443 -- 466 --
Family 1,097 -- 1,171 --
Household 914 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Rockhampton (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $443, the median family income was $1,097 and the median household income was $914.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Rockhampton (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,472 36.8 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 6,097 41.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 2,959 19.9 823,254 15.8
Other family 322 2.2 89,686 1.7
Total families 14,850 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 14,850 families in Rockhampton (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 36.8% were couple families without children, 41.1% were couple families with children, 19.9% were one parent families and 2.2% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Rockhampton (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 22,264 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 24,024 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 22,264 occupied private dwellings were counted in Rockhampton (C) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Rockhampton (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 18,913 84.9 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 681 3.1 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 2,047 9.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 586 2.6 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 37 0.2 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Rockhampton (C) (Local Government Areas), 84.9% were separate houses, 3.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.2% were flats, units or apartments and 2.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Rockhampton (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 7,008 31.5 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 6,446 29.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 7,103 31.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 122 0.5 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,585 7.1 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Rockhampton (C) (Local Government Areas), 31.5% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 29.0% were owned with a mortgage and 31.9% were rented.

Landlord type Rockhampton (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 3,474 48.9 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 1,038 14.6 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 2,393 33.7 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 197 2.8 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Rockhampton (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 48.9% were rented from a real estate agent, 14.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 33.7% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Rockhampton (C) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 150 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 980 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Rockhampton (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $150. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $980. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Rockhampton (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 14,590 65.5 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 5,420 24.3 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 883 4.0 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Rockhampton (C) (Local Government Areas), 65.5% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 24.3% were single (or lone) person households and 4.0% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2006 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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