2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

West Rockhampton

Code SSC31752 (SSC)
People 1,810
Male 900
Female 910
Median age 36
Families 443
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 721
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,045
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,400
Median weekly rent $230
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Total 1,810 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 900 49.7 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 910 50.3 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 190 10.5 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,810 people in West Rockhampton (State Suburbs) of these 49.7% were male and 50.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 10.5% of the population.

Age West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 124 6.9 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 114 6.3 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 141 7.8 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 133 7.3 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 148 8.2 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 130 7.2 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 94 5.2 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 109 6.0 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 116 6.4 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 132 7.3 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 87 4.8 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 78 4.3 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 92 5.1 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 76 4.2 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 92 5.1 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 60 3.3 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 46 2.5 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 38 2.1 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in West Rockhampton (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.4% of the population.

Registered marital status West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 624 43.3 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 53 3.7 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 109 7.6 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 104 7.2 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 550 38.2 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in West Rockhampton (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 43.3% were married and 11.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in West Rockhampton (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 531 43.5 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 127 10.4 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 562 46.1 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In West Rockhampton (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 43.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 30 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 37 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in West Rockhampton (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 30 years.

Education West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 15 2.7 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 101 18.2 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 18 3.2 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 8 1.4 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 52 9.4 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 40 7.2 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 10 1.8 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 38 6.9 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 40 7.2 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 7 1.3 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 225 40.6 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 554 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In West Rockhampton (State Suburbs) 30.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.1% were in primary school, 18.4% in secondary school and 14.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 1,484 82.0 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 153 9.6 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 72 4.5 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 52 3.3 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,321 82.7 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In West Rockhampton (State Suburbs), 82.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 9.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 501 62.2 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 193 23.9 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 68 8.4 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 44 5.5 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 806 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 806 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in West Rockhampton (State Suburbs). Of these 62.2% were employed full time, 23.9% were employed part-time and 5.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 66 8.7 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 59 7.8 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 66 8.7 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 172 22.6 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 328 43.1 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in West Rockhampton (State Suburbs), 8.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in West Rockhampton (State Suburbs) was 37 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

Occupation West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 514 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,187 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,045 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in West Rockhampton (State Suburbs) was $514.

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

Unpaid work West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 929 64.4 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 377 26.2 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 154 10.7 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 217 15.0 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In West Rockhampton (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 64.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.2% provided care for children and 10.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 254 17.6 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 343 23.8 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 176 12.2 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 156 10.8 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in West Rockhampton (State Suburbs), 23.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 168 37.8 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 172 38.7 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 96 21.6 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 8 1.8 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in West Rockhampton (State Suburbs), 38.7% were couple families with children, 37.8% were couple families without children and 21.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.4 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.6 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In West Rockhampton (State Suburbs) 18.4% of single parents were male and 81.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,763 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,954 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Rockhampton (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,954 and those without children was $1,763.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 67 19.8 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 9 2.7 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 57 16.8 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 44 13.0 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 15 4.4 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 86 25.4 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 25 7.4 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 36 10.6 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In West Rockhampton (State Suburbs), of couple families, 19.8% had both partners employed full-time, 2.7% had both employed part-time and 16.8% 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 West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 636 95.2 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 32 4.8 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In West Rockhampton (State Suburbs), 95.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 4.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 606 95.4 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 8 1.3 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 21 3.3 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in West Rockhampton (State Suburbs), 95.4% were separate houses, 1.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 8 1.3 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 122 19.2 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 377 59.4 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 119 18.7 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 9 1.4 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In West Rockhampton (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.3% had 1 bedroom, 19.2% had 2 bedrooms and 59.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 230 36.1 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 185 29.0 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 209 32.8 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.5 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 10 1.6 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in West Rockhampton (State Suburbs), 36.1% were owned outright, 29.0% were owned with a mortgage and 32.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 431 67.7 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 184 28.9 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 22 3.5 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In West Rockhampton (State Suburbs), of all households, 67.7% were family households, 28.9% were single person households and 3.5% were group households.

Household income West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 29.2 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.7 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Rockhampton (State Suburbs), 29.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.7% 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 West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 230 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.6 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.4 -- 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 West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,400 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.0 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.0 -- 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 West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
None 58 9.2 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 275 43.4 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 183 28.9 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 98 15.5 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 19 3.0 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In West Rockhampton (State Suburbs), 43.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 28.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.5% 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 West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 189 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 89 47.1 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 100 52.9 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in West Rockhampton (State Suburbs), there were 189 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 89 (or 47.1%) were male and 100 (or 52.9%) 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 West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.5 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 933 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In West Rockhampton (State Suburbs), 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 $933.

Mortgage and rent West Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 160 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,473 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In West Rockhampton (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $160 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,473.

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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