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Rockingham (WA)

Code SSC50681 (SSC)
People 14,159
Male 6,995
Female 7,164
Median age 44
Families 3,752
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 7,610
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $901
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Rockingham (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 14,159 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,995 49.4 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 7,164 50.6 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 204 1.4 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 14,159 people in Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs) of these 49.4% were male and 50.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.4% of the population.

Age Rockingham (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 811 5.7 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 635 4.5 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 667 4.7 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 783 5.5 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 896 6.3 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 878 6.2 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 807 5.7 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 801 5.7 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 850 6.0 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 955 6.7 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,006 7.1 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 930 6.6 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 918 6.5 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 835 5.9 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 770 5.4 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 653 4.6 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 536 3.8 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 428 3.0 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 44 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 22.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Rockingham (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,437 45.1 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 528 4.4 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,382 11.5 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,060 8.8 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,643 30.2 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 45.1% were married and 15.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Rockingham (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 56 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs) was 56 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Rockingham (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,765 45.1 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,077 10.2 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,724 44.7 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Rockingham (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 56 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 45 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs) was 56 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Rockingham (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 149 4.3 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 533 15.5 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 186 5.4 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 93 2.7 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 296 8.6 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 169 4.9 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 97 2.8 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 300 8.7 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 338 9.8 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 73 2.1 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,215 35.2 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,449 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs) 24.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.5% were in primary school, 16.3% in secondary school and 18.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Rockingham (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 7,898 55.8 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Rockingham (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 6,258 48.1 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,026 7.9 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 864 6.6 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,871 37.4 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs), 37.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 48.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Rockingham (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,791 60.1 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,631 25.8 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 439 7.0 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 449 7.1 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,310 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 6,310 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs). Of these 60.1% were employed full time, 25.8% were employed part-time and 7.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Rockingham (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 546 9.3 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 481 8.2 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 602 10.3 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,017 17.3 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,776 47.4 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs), 9.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Rockingham (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Rockingham (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 506 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,290 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 901 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs) was $506.

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

Unpaid work Rockingham (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,821 64.9 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,748 22.8 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,173 9.7 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,523 12.6 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 64.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 22.8% provided care for children and 9.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 12.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Rockingham (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,196 18.2 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,942 24.4 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,368 11.4 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,314 10.9 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs), 24.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Rockingham (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,833 48.8 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,239 33.0 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 616 16.4 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 65 1.7 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs), 33.0% were couple families with children, 48.8% were couple families without children and 16.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Rockingham (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.3 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.7 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs) 20.3% of single parents were male and 79.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Rockingham (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,077 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,420 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,420 and those without children was $2,077.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Rockingham (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 490 16.0 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 72 2.3 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 472 15.4 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 491 16.0 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 153 5.0 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 859 28.0 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 180 5.9 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 352 11.5 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 16.0% had both partners employed full-time, 2.3% had both employed part-time and 15.4% 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 (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,135 84.9 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,091 15.1 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs), 84.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 15.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Rockingham (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,761 61.3 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,120 18.3 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,059 17.3 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 191 3.1 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs), 61.3% were separate houses, 18.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 17.3% were flats, units or apartments and 3.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Rockingham (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 34 0.6 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 317 5.2 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,254 20.4 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,554 41.6 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,837 29.9 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 138 2.2 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 5.2% had 1 bedroom, 20.4% had 2 bedrooms and 41.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Rockingham (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,080 33.9 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,547 25.2 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,266 36.9 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 58 0.9 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 182 3.0 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs), 33.9% were owned outright, 25.2% were owned with a mortgage and 36.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Rockingham (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 3,690 60.2 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,227 36.3 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 215 3.5 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs), of all households, 60.2% were family households, 36.3% were single person households and 3.5% were group households.

Household income Rockingham (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 35.0 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.4 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs), 35.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.4% 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 (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.8 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.2 -- 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 (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.8 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.2 -- 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 (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 720 11.7 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,681 43.7 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,789 29.2 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 719 11.7 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 224 3.7 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs), 43.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 29.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.7% 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 (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 208 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 92 44.2 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 116 55.8 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs), there were 208 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 92 (or 44.2%) were male and 116 (or 55.8%) were female. The median age was 25 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Rockingham (WA) % 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 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,147 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,147.

Mortgage and rent Rockingham (WA) % 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 1,473 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Rockingham (WA) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $280 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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