2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Significant Urban Areas

Rockhampton

Code 3013 (SUA)
People 73,681
Male 36,557
Female 37,124
Median age 34
Families 18,864
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 30,108
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,219
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,647
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Total 73,681 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 36,557 49.6 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 37,124 50.4 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 4,590 6.2 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 73,681 people in Rockhampton (Significant Urban Areas) of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.2% of the population.

Age Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 5,389 7.3 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 4,915 6.7 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 5,435 7.4 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 5,572 7.6 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 5,427 7.4 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 5,316 7.2 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 4,817 6.5 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 4,670 6.3 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 4,912 6.7 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 4,983 6.8 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 4,898 6.6 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 4,121 5.6 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 3,556 4.8 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,752 3.7 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 2,277 3.1 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,917 2.6 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,470 2.0 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,252 1.7 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Rockhampton (Significant Urban Areas) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 26,609 45.9 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,947 3.4 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 4,919 8.5 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 3,466 6.0 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 20,998 36.2 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Rockhampton (Significant Urban Areas) aged 15 years and over, 45.9% were married and 11.8% were either divorced or separated.

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

The median age of married people in Rockhampton (Significant Urban Areas) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 23,120 46.8 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 5,743 11.6 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 20,537 41.6 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Rockhampton (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 34 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Rockhampton (Significant Urban Areas) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 625 2.8 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 3,784 16.7 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,735 7.7 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 891 3.9 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 2,277 10.1 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,618 7.1 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 932 4.1 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,369 6.0 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 2,064 9.1 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 357 1.6 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 6,996 30.9 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 22,648 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Rockhampton (Significant Urban Areas) 30.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.3% were in primary school, 21.3% in secondary school and 15.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 61,656 83.7 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 7,424 11.1 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 3,190 4.8 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 2,500 3.7 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 53,726 80.4 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Rockhampton (Significant Urban Areas), 80.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 22,703 63.0 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 9,240 25.6 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 2,274 6.3 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,826 5.1 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 36,043 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 36,043 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Rockhampton (Significant Urban Areas). Of these 63.0% were employed full time, 25.6% were employed part-time and 5.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 3,105 9.1 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 2,634 7.7 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 3,504 10.2 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 7,372 21.5 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 15,332 44.8 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Rockhampton (Significant Urban Areas), 9.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Rockhampton (Significant Urban Areas) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 603 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,491 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,219 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Rockhampton (Significant Urban Areas) was $603.

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

Unpaid work Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 39,512 68.2 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 16,815 29.0 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 5,791 10.0 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 10,180 17.6 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Rockhampton (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.0% provided care for children and 10.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 11,575 20.0 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 14,632 25.3 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 7,040 12.2 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 6,264 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 Rockhampton (Significant Urban Areas), 25.3% 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 Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 6,984 37.0 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 8,112 43.0 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 3,456 18.3 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 312 1.7 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Rockhampton (Significant Urban Areas), 43.0% were couple families with children, 37.0% were couple families without children and 18.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.5 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.5 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Rockhampton (Significant Urban Areas) 16.5% of single parents were male and 83.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,015 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,251 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Rockhampton (Significant Urban Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,251 and those without children was $2,015.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 3,692 24.5 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 370 2.5 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 3,141 20.8 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 2,262 15.0 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 625 4.1 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 2,495 16.5 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 960 6.4 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,550 10.3 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Rockhampton (Significant Urban Areas), of couple families, 24.5% had both partners employed full-time, 2.5% had both employed part-time and 20.8% 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 Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 25,656 90.6 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,670 9.4 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Rockhampton (Significant Urban Areas), 90.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 22,469 87.6 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 819 3.2 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,163 8.4 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 199 0.8 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Rockhampton (Significant Urban Areas), 87.6% were separate houses, 3.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 104 0.4 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 876 3.4 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 4,529 17.7 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 11,868 46.3 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 7,712 30.1 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 570 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 (Significant Urban Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.4% had 1 bedroom, 17.7% had 2 bedrooms and 46.3% 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 % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 7,432 29.0 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 8,813 34.3 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 8,513 33.2 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 199 0.8 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 701 2.7 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Rockhampton (Significant Urban Areas), 29.0% were owned outright, 34.3% were owned with a mortgage and 33.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 18,413 71.8 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 6,284 24.5 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 961 3.7 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Rockhampton (Significant Urban Areas), of all households, 71.8% were family households, 24.5% were single person households and 3.7% were group households.

Household income Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 24.6 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 9.2 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Rockhampton (Significant Urban Areas), 24.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 9.2% 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 % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.3 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.7 -- 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 % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,647 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.1 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.9 -- 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 % Queensland % Australia %
None 2,062 8.0 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 9,078 35.4 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 9,113 35.5 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 4,492 17.5 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 912 3.6 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Rockhampton (Significant Urban Areas), 35.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.5% 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 Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 4,590 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 2,236 48.7 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 2,354 51.3 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Rockhampton (Significant Urban Areas), there were 4,590 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 2,236 (or 48.7%) were male and 2,354 (or 51.3%) 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 % 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 1,062 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Rockhampton (Significant Urban 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 $1,062.

Mortgage and rent Rockhampton % 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 (Significant Urban 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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