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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Rockdale (C)

Code LGA16650 (LGA)
People 92,126
Male 45,460
Female 46,666
Median age 37
Australian citizenship 73,558
People born overseas 38,005
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 812
Families 23,816
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 38,013
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,035
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,820
Median weekly rent $255
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Rockdale (C) % Australia %
Total 92,126 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 45,460 49.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 46,666 50.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 452 0.5 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 92,126 people were usually resident in Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Of the total population 0.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Rockdale (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 5,872 6.4 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 10,136 11.0 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 11,498 12.5 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 40,605 44.1 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 9,612 10.4 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 14,403 15.6 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 37 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 17.4% of people usually resident in Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 26.1% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 37 years.

Selected characteristics Rockdale (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 73,558 79.8 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 38,005 41.3 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 812 0.9 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 79.8% of people usually resident in Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 41.3% were born overseas and 0.9% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Rockdale (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 38,267 50.3 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 8,246 10.8 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 5,145 6.8 936,813 5.9
Never married 24,460 32.1 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 50.3% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas) were married, 10.8% were either separated or divorced, 6.8% were widowed and 32.1% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Rockdale (C) % Australia %
Australia 45,810 49.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Rockdale (C) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Rockdale (C) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Rockdale (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 27,758 63.6 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 10,706 24.5 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 1,453 3.3 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 1,378 3.2 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 2,370 5.4 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 26,054 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 43,665 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 43,665 people aged 15 years and over in Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 63.6% worked full-time, 24.5% worked part-time, 3.3% were away from work, 3.2% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.4% were unemployed. 26,054 people were not in the labour force.

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

Industry of employment, top responses Rockdale (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Rockdale (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 457 -- 466 --
Family 1,163 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,035 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $457, the median family income was $1,163 and the median household income was $1,035.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Rockdale (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 8,424 35.4 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 11,191 47.0 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 3,632 15.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 569 2.4 89,686 1.7
Total families 23,816 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 23,816 families in Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 35.4% were couple families without children, 47.0% were couple families with children, 15.3% were one parent families and 2.4% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Rockdale (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 35,232 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 38,013 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 35,232 occupied private dwellings were counted in Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Rockdale (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 17,301 49.1 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,575 13.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 13,072 37.1 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 257 0.7 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 27 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas), 49.1% were separate houses, 13.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 37.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Tenure Rockdale (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 12,310 34.9 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 8,773 24.9 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 10,566 30.0 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 198 0.6 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 3,381 9.6 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas), 34.9% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 24.9% were owned with a mortgage and 30.0% were rented.

Landlord type Rockdale (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 7,492 70.9 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 772 7.3 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 2,075 19.6 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 227 2.1 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 70.9% were rented from a real estate agent, 7.3% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 19.6% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Rockdale (C) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 255 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,820 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $255. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,820. The average people per household was 2.6 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.2.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Rockdale (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 22,982 65.2 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 8,378 23.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 1,513 4.3 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas), 65.2% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 23.8% were single (or lone) person households and 4.3% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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