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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Urban Centres and Localities

Rockhampton

Code UCL311002 (UCL)
People 61,724
Male 30,375
Female 31,349
Median age 35
Families 15,674
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 25,693
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,168
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,600
Median weekly rent $240
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 61,724 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 30,375 49.2 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 31,349 50.8 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3,865 6.3 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 61,724 people in Rockhampton (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.3% of the population.

Age Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 4,345 7.0 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 4,005 6.5 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 4,550 7.4 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 4,730 7.7 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 4,583 7.4 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 4,319 7.0 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 3,941 6.4 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 3,882 6.3 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 4,016 6.5 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 4,127 6.7 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 4,074 6.6 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 3,456 5.6 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 3,069 5.0 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,368 3.8 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,984 3.2 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,719 2.8 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,372 2.2 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,185 1.9 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Rockhampton (Urban Centres and Localities) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 21,775 44.6 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,665 3.4 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 4,281 8.8 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 3,149 6.4 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 17,962 36.8 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Rockhampton (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 44.6% were married and 12.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 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 (Urban Centres and Localities) was 50 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 18,956 45.3 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 4,740 11.3 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 18,150 43.4 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Rockhampton (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Rockhampton (Urban Centres and Localities) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 507 2.7 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 3,090 16.4 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,377 7.3 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 751 4.0 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,960 10.4 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,333 7.1 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 802 4.3 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,141 6.1 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,821 9.7 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 305 1.6 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 5,703 30.4 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 18,790 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Rockhampton (Urban Centres and Localities) 30.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.8% were in primary school, 21.8% in secondary school and 15.8% 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 51,204 83.0 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 6,495 11.6 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 2,732 4.9 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 2,089 3.7 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 44,866 79.9 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Rockhampton (Urban Centres and Localities), 79.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.6% 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 18,947 62.9 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 7,753 25.7 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,856 6.2 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,583 5.3 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 30,139 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 30,139 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Rockhampton (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 62.9% were employed full time, 25.7% were employed part-time and 5.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 2,656 9.3 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 2,180 7.6 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 2,920 10.2 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 6,347 22.2 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 12,597 44.1 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Rockhampton (Urban Centres and Localities), 9.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.1% 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 37 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Rockhampton (Urban Centres and Localities) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 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 592 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,460 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,168 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Rockhampton (Urban Centres and Localities) was $592.

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) 33,340 68.3 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 13,864 28.4 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 4,942 10.1 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 8,707 17.8 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Rockhampton (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.4% provided care for children and 10.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.8% 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 9,867 20.2 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 12,356 25.3 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 5,953 12.2 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 5,164 10.6 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Rockhampton (Urban Centres and Localities), 25.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.6% 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 5,782 36.9 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 6,563 41.9 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 3,043 19.4 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 284 1.8 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Rockhampton (Urban Centres and Localities), 41.9% were couple families with children, 36.9% were couple families without children and 19.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.7 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.3 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Rockhampton (Urban Centres and Localities) 16.7% of single parents were male and 83.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,011 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,257 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Rockhampton (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,257 and those without children was $2,011.

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 3,044 24.6 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 316 2.6 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,549 20.6 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,827 14.8 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 523 4.2 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 2,139 17.3 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 756 6.1 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,197 9.7 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Rockhampton (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 24.6% had both partners employed full-time, 2.6% had both employed part-time and 20.6% 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 21,939 90.8 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,224 9.2 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Rockhampton (Urban Centres and Localities), 90.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 18,908 86.2 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 793 3.6 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,087 9.5 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 143 0.7 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Rockhampton (Urban Centres and Localities), 86.2% were separate houses, 3.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 80 0.4 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 792 3.6 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 4,330 19.7 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 10,338 47.1 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 5,897 26.9 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 500 2.3 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 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Rockhampton (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.6% had 1 bedroom, 19.7% had 2 bedrooms and 47.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 6,481 29.5 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 7,181 32.7 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 7,479 34.1 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 174 0.8 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 626 2.9 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Rockhampton (Urban Centres and Localities), 29.5% were owned outright, 32.7% were owned with a mortgage and 34.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 15,321 69.8 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 5,745 26.2 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 871 4.0 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Rockhampton (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 69.8% were family households, 26.2% were single person households and 4.0% were group households.

Household income Rockhampton % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 26.0 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.8 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Rockhampton (Urban Centres and Localities), 26.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.8% 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 240 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.9 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.1 -- 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 1,600 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.5 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.5 -- 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 1,962 8.9 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 8,061 36.7 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 7,549 34.4 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 3,546 16.2 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 819 3.7 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Rockhampton (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.2% 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 3,863 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,818 47.1 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 2,045 52.9 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Rockhampton (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 3,863 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,818 (or 47.1%) were male and 2,045 (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 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 1,036 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Rockhampton (Urban Centres and Localities), 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 $1,036.

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 1,600 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Rockhampton (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $220 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,600.

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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