2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

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Rockingham

Code UCL524600 (UCL)
People 67,520
Male 33,456
Female 34,064
Median age 36
Australian citizenship 55,973
People born overseas 19,282
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 265
Families 18,161
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 28,792
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $957
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,170
Median weekly rent $170
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People — demographics
People Rockingham % Australia %
Total 67,520 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 33,456 49.5 9,799,252 49.4
Female 34,064 50.5 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,009 1.5 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 67,520 people were usually resident in Rockingham (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Of the total population 1.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Rockingham % Australia %
People
0-4 years 4,460 6.6 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 10,182 15.1 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 9,623 14.3 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 26,882 39.8 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 6,954 10.3 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 9,419 13.9 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 36 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.7% of people usually resident in Rockingham (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 24.2% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 36 years.

Selected characteristics Rockingham % Australia %
Australian citizenship 55,973 82.9 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 19,282 28.6 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 265 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 82.9% of people usually resident in Rockingham (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 28.6% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Rockingham % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 26,715 50.5 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 6,919 13.1 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 2,998 5.7 936,813 5.9
Never married 16,248 30.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 50.5% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Rockingham (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 13.1% were either separated or divorced, 5.7% were widowed and 30.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Rockingham % Australia %
Australia 42,796 63.4 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 18,134 60.5 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 8,055 26.9 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 1,395 4.7 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 832 2.8 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,550 5.2 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 18,857 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 29,966 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 29,966 people aged 15 years and over in Rockingham (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 60.5% worked full-time, 26.9% worked part-time, 4.7% were away from work, 2.8% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.2% were unemployed. 18,857 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 435 -- 466 --
Family 1,114 -- 1,171 --
Household 957 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Rockingham (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $435, the median family income was $1,114 and the median household income was $957.

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Families — family composition
Family composition Rockingham % Australia %
Couple family without children 7,226 39.8 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 7,751 42.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 2,977 16.4 823,254 15.8
Other family 207 1.1 89,686 1.7
Total families 18,161 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 18,161 families in Rockingham (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 39.8% were couple families without children, 42.7% were couple families with children, 16.4% were one parent families and 1.1% 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 25,763 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 28,792 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 25,763 occupied private dwellings were counted in Rockingham (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Rockingham % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 21,515 83.5 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,734 6.7 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 2,198 8.5 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 308 1.2 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 8 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Rockingham (Urban Centres and Localities), 83.5% were separate houses, 6.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.5% were flats, units or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

Tenure Rockingham % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 7,041 27.3 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 9,542 37.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 6,943 26.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 170 0.7 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 2,068 8.0 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Rockingham (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.3% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 37.0% were owned with a mortgage and 26.9% were rented.

Landlord type Rockingham % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 3,553 51.2 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 753 10.8 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 2,502 36.0 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 134 1.9 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Rockingham (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 51.2% were rented from a real estate agent, 10.8% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 36.0% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Rockingham % Australia %
Median weekly rent 170 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,170 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.0 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Rockingham (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $170. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,170. The average people per household was 2.6 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 17,895 69.5 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 5,674 22.0 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 634 2.5 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Rockingham (Urban Centres and Localities), 69.5% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 22.0% were single (or lone) person households and 2.5% 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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