2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Rockhampton (R)

Code LGA36360 (LGA)
People 109,336
Male 54,750
Female 54,586
Median age 37
Families 28,537
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 47,057
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,166
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,690
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 109,336 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 54,750 50.1 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 54,586 49.9 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 5,995 5.5 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 109,336 people in Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.1% were male and 49.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.5% of the population.

Age Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 7,512 6.9 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 7,229 6.6 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 8,107 7.4 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 8,104 7.4 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 6,972 6.4 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 7,019 6.4 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 6,556 6.0 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 6,810 6.2 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 7,334 6.7 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 7,741 7.1 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 7,697 7.0 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 6,837 6.3 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 6,088 5.6 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 4,698 4.3 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 3,733 3.4 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 2,929 2.7 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 2,161 2.0 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,810 1.7 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 41,361 47.8 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 2,947 3.4 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 7,619 8.8 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 5,121 5.9 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 29,447 34.0 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 47.8% were married and 12.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 35,769 48.6 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 8,548 11.6 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 29,333 39.8 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 36 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 914 2.8 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 5,963 18.1 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 2,535 7.7 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 1,058 3.2 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 3,377 10.3 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 2,712 8.2 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 1,173 3.6 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,915 5.8 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 2,750 8.3 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 491 1.5 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 10,057 30.5 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 32,945 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas) 30.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.0% were in primary school, 22.0% in secondary school and 14.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 91,185 83.4 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 11,530 11.6 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 5,027 5.1 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 3,912 3.9 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 79,011 79.4 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas), 79.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 32,673 62.2 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 13,778 26.2 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 3,388 6.5 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 2,677 5.1 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 52,516 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 52,516 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas). Of these 62.2% were employed full time, 26.2% were employed part-time and 5.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 4,657 9.3 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 3,926 7.9 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 5,201 10.4 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 9,851 19.8 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 22,821 45.8 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas), 9.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

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

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 578 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,435 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,166 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas) was $578.

Travel to work, top responses Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 59,266 68.5 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 24,407 28.2 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 8,887 10.3 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 15,645 18.1 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.2% provided care for children and 10.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 16,672 19.3 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 21,704 25.1 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 10,856 12.6 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 10,028 11.6 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas), 25.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.6% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 11,449 40.1 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 11,833 41.5 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 4,847 17.0 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 408 1.4 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas), 41.5% were couple families with children, 40.1% were couple families without children and 17.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.7 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.3 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas) 17.7% of single parents were male and 82.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,997 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,269 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,269 and those without children was $1,997.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 5,278 22.7 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 609 2.6 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 4,680 20.1 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 3,358 14.4 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 999 4.3 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 4,316 18.5 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 1,471 6.3 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 2,567 11.0 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 22.7% had both partners employed full-time, 2.6% had both employed part-time and 20.1% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 38,538 88.0 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 5,255 12.0 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas), 88.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 33,823 87.8 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,202 3.1 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,843 7.4 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 644 1.7 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas), 87.8% were separate houses, 3.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.4% were flats, units or apartments and 1.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 233 0.6 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,609 4.2 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 6,821 17.7 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 17,033 44.2 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 11,976 31.1 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 864 2.2 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.2% had 1 bedroom, 17.7% had 2 bedrooms and 44.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 12,175 31.6 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 13,021 33.8 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 11,926 30.9 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 353 0.9 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,062 2.8 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas), 31.6% were owned outright, 33.8% were owned with a mortgage and 30.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 27,878 72.3 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 9,372 24.3 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,285 3.3 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 72.3% were family households, 24.3% were single person households and 3.3% were group households.

Household income Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 25.9 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 9.1 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas), 25.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 9.1% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — 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) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.8 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.2 -- 11.9 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (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. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,690 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.8 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.2 -- 9.7 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (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. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
None 2,853 7.4 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 13,307 34.5 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 13,915 36.1 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 7,085 18.4 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,375 3.6 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas), 34.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.4% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 5,998 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 2,938 49.0 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 3,060 51.0 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas), there were 5,998 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 2,938 (or 49.0%) were male and 3,060 (or 51.0%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,026 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,026.

Mortgage and rent Rockhampton (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 220 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,709 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Rockhampton (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $220 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,709.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 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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