2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

Rockingham

Code SSC52216 (SSC)
People 12,966
Male 6,359
Female 6,607
Median age 45
Australian citizenship 10,478
People born overseas 4,491
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 65
Families 3,399
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 6,871
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $667
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,083
Median weekly rent $150
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Rockingham % Australia %
Total 12,966 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 6,359 49.0 9,799,252 49.4
Female 6,607 51.0 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 143 1.1 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 12,966 people were usually resident in Rockingham (State Suburbs): of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Of the total population 1.1% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Rockingham % Australia %
People
0-4 years 606 4.7 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 1,316 10.1 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 1,535 11.8 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 4,638 35.8 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,763 13.6 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 3,110 24.0 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 45 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 14.8% of people usually resident in Rockingham (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 37.6% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 45 years.

Selected characteristics Rockingham % Australia %
Australian citizenship 10,478 80.8 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 4,491 34.6 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 65 0.5 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 80.8% of people usually resident in Rockingham (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 34.6% were born overseas and 0.5% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Rockingham % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,246 47.5 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,685 15.3 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,105 10.0 936,813 5.9
Never married 3,011 27.3 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 47.5% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Rockingham (State Suburbs) were married, 15.3% were either separated or divorced, 10.0% were widowed and 27.3% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Rockingham % Australia %
Australia 7,236 55.8 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Rockingham % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Rockingham % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Rockingham % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,153 60.3 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,344 25.7 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 259 5.0 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 161 3.1 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 308 5.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 4,762 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 5,225 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 5,225 people aged 15 years and over in Rockingham (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 60.3% worked full-time, 25.7% worked part-time, 5.0% were away from work, 3.1% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.9% were unemployed. 4,762 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Rockingham % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Rockingham % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Rockingham % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 379 -- 466 --
Family 1,009 -- 1,171 --
Household 667 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Rockingham (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $379, the median family income was $1,009 and the median household income was $667.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Rockingham % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,700 50.0 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,119 32.9 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 533 15.7 823,254 15.8
Other family 47 1.4 89,686 1.7
Total families 3,399 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 3,399 families in Rockingham (State Suburbs): of these 50.0% were couple families without children, 32.9% were couple families with children, 15.7% were one parent families and 1.4% were other families.

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includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type Rockingham % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,904 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 6,871 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 5,904 occupied private dwellings were counted in Rockingham (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Rockingham % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,760 63.7 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 585 9.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 1,409 23.9 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 147 2.5 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 3 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Rockingham (State Suburbs), 63.7% were separate houses, 9.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 23.9% were flats, units or apartments and 2.5% were other dwellings.

Tenure Rockingham % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,013 34.1 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,389 23.5 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,819 30.8 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 78 1.3 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 606 10.3 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Rockingham (State Suburbs), 34.1% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 23.5% were owned with a mortgage and 30.8% were rented.

Landlord type Rockingham % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 851 46.8 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 181 10.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 742 40.8 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 43 2.4 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Rockingham (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 46.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 10.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 40.8% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Rockingham % Australia %
Median weekly rent 150 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,083 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.0 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Rockingham (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $150. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083. The average people per household was 2.1 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.0.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Rockingham % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 3,354 56.8 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,971 33.4 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 153 2.6 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Rockingham (State Suburbs), 56.8% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 33.4% were single (or lone) person households and 2.6% 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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