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Rockdale (C)

Code LGA16650 (LGA)
People 97,340
Male 48,108
Female 49,232
Median age 36
Families 25,845
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 38,806
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,276
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $370
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4
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People — demographics & education
People Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 97,340 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 48,108 49.4 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 49,232 50.6 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 574 0.6 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 97,340 people in Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.4% were male and 50.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

Age Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 6,433 6.6 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 5,369 5.5 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 5,126 5.3 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 5,026 5.2 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 6,549 6.7 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 8,796 9.0 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 8,318 8.5 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 7,681 7.9 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 6,887 7.1 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 6,439 6.6 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 5,830 6.0 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 5,175 5.3 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 4,970 5.1 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 3,834 3.9 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 3,289 3.4 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 2,839 2.9 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 2,302 2.4 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 2,476 2.5 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 40,923 50.9 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 2,456 3.1 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 6,235 7.8 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 4,894 6.1 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 25,904 32.2 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 50.9% were married and 10.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas) was 47 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 37,078 50.4 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 4,444 6.0 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 32,017 43.5 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 34 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas) was 47 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 1,408 4.8 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 4,278 14.6 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,518 5.2 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 679 2.3 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 3,172 10.9 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,383 4.7 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 592 2.0 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,451 8.4 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 4,976 17.0 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 1,048 3.6 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 7,716 26.4 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 29,221 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas) 30.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 22.2% were in primary school, 17.6% in secondary school and 25.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 48,405 49.7 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 59,806 66.8 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 5,556 6.2 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 3,271 3.7 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 20,955 23.4 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas), 23.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 66.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 29,434 61.6 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 12,678 26.5 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 2,841 5.9 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 2,823 5.9 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 47,776 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 47,776 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 61.6% were employed full time, 26.5% were employed part-time and 5.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 3,733 8.3 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 4,849 10.8 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 4,097 9.1 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 9,773 21.7 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 19,661 43.7 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas), 8.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

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

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 555 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,443 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,276 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas) was $555.

Travel to work, top responses Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 49,416 61.5 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 19,797 24.6 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 8,735 10.9 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 8,294 10.3 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 61.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.6% provided care for children and 10.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 10.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 17,414 21.7 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 18,084 22.5 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 7,676 9.5 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 6,240 7.8 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas), 22.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 9,121 35.3 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 12,051 46.6 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 4,029 15.6 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 643 2.5 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas), 46.6% were couple families with children, 35.3% were couple families without children and 15.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.6 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.4 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas) 16.6% of single parents were male and 83.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,084 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,288 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,288 and those without children was $2,084.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 4,782 22.6 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 810 3.8 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 3,567 16.8 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 3,786 17.9 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,308 6.2 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 4,370 20.6 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 1,288 6.1 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,260 6.0 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 22.6% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% 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 Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 34,411 93.4 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,450 6.6 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas), 93.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 17,007 49.4 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,384 12.7 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 12,691 36.9 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 272 0.8 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas), 49.4% were separate houses, 12.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 36.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 161 0.5 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,672 4.9 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 13,941 40.5 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 12,144 35.3 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 5,750 16.7 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 739 2.1 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.9% had 1 bedroom, 40.5% had 2 bedrooms and 35.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 11,874 34.5 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 10,511 30.5 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 10,813 31.4 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 190 0.6 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,021 3.0 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas), 34.5% were owned outright, 30.5% were owned with a mortgage and 31.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 24,712 71.8 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 8,195 23.8 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,501 4.4 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 71.8% were family households, 23.8% were single person households and 4.4% were group households.

Household income Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 22.8 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.3 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas), 22.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 11.3% 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 Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 370 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.1 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.9 -- 11.6 -- 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 Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.7 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.3 -- 10.5 -- 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 Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 4,689 13.6 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 15,193 44.2 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 9,880 28.7 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 3,482 10.1 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,163 3.4 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas), 44.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 28.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.1% 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 Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 575 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 300 52.2 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 275 47.8 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 575 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 300 (or 52.2%) were male and 275 (or 47.8%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,473 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,473.

Mortgage and rent Rockdale (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 380 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Rockdale (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $380 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167.

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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