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Rockingham (C)

Code LGA57490 (LGA)
People 104,105
Male 51,853
Female 52,252
Median age 34
Families 28,329
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 42,420
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,410
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 104,105 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 51,853 49.8 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 52,252 50.2 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,737 1.7 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 104,105 people in Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.7% of the population.

Age Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 8,325 8.0 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 7,596 7.3 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 7,767 7.5 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 7,846 7.5 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 7,111 6.8 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 6,904 6.6 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 6,723 6.5 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 7,590 7.3 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 8,163 7.8 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 7,715 7.4 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 6,424 6.2 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 5,178 5.0 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 4,754 4.6 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 3,810 3.7 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 2,996 2.9 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 2,243 2.2 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,734 1.7 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,225 1.2 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 40,260 50.1 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 2,760 3.4 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 6,933 8.6 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 3,553 4.4 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 26,913 33.5 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 50.1% were married and 12.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 35,751 50.3 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 8,978 12.6 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 26,389 37.1 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 1,664 5.3 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 7,629 24.5 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,084 3.5 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 1,583 5.1 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 3,618 11.6 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,035 3.3 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 1,681 5.4 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,300 7.4 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 2,484 8.0 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 579 1.9 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 7,500 24.1 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 31,157 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas) 29.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.0% were in primary school, 20.3% in secondary school and 15.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 65,430 62.8 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 40,550 41.9 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 8,805 9.1 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 6,939 7.2 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 40,423 41.8 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas), 41.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 41.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 31,039 60.7 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 13,604 26.6 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 3,454 6.8 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 3,021 5.9 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 51,118 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 51,118 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 60.7% were employed full time, 26.6% were employed part-time and 5.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 4,834 10.1 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 4,058 8.4 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 4,709 9.8 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 8,057 16.8 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 22,981 47.8 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas), 10.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

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

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 620 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,656 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,410 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas) was $620.

Travel to work, top responses Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 56,478 70.2 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 26,175 32.5 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 7,475 9.3 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 10,778 13.4 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.5% provided care for children and 9.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 16,431 20.4 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 20,740 25.8 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 9,746 12.1 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 9,558 11.9 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas), 25.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 10,346 36.5 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 13,320 47.0 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 4,341 15.3 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 322 1.1 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas), 47.0% were couple families with children, 36.5% were couple families without children and 15.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.2 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.8 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas) 17.2% of single parents were male and 82.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,212 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,464 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,464 and those without children was $2,212.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 4,474 18.9 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 592 2.5 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 4,856 20.5 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 4,389 18.5 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,008 4.3 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 3,846 16.3 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 1,623 6.9 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 2,879 12.2 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 18.9% had both partners employed full-time, 2.5% had both employed part-time and 20.5% 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 Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 36,162 88.8 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 4,546 11.2 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas), 88.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 31,989 88.5 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,985 5.5 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,830 5.1 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 349 1.0 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas), 88.5% were separate houses, 5.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.1% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 73 0.2 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 615 1.7 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,681 7.4 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 10,949 30.3 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 21,273 58.8 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 570 1.6 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.5 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 1.7% had 1 bedroom, 7.4% had 2 bedrooms and 30.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.5. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 8,932 24.7 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 16,069 44.4 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 10,192 28.2 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 220 0.6 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 748 2.1 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas), 24.7% were owned outright, 44.4% were owned with a mortgage and 28.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 27,734 76.7 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 7,427 20.5 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 999 2.8 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 76.7% were family households, 20.5% were single person households and 2.8% were group households.

Household income Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 21.4 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 12.0 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas), 21.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 12.0% 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 Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.9 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.1 -- 8.9 -- 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 Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.9 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.1 -- 10.2 -- 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 Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 1,769 4.9 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 11,987 33.1 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 14,701 40.7 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 6,768 18.7 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 937 2.6 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas), 33.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.7% 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 Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,738 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 846 48.7 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 892 51.3 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 1,738 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 846 (or 48.7%) were male and 892 (or 51.3%) were female. The median age was 18 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.5 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,394 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,394.

Mortgage and rent Rockingham (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 280 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Rockingham (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $280 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,950.

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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