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City of Rockingham

Market characteristics

The City of Rockingham has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Western Australia.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of the City of Rockingham's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the City of Rockingham's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
City of Rockingham20112006Change
NameNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents104,105100.0100.084,307100.0100.0+19,798
Males51,85249.850.341,90349.749.8+9,949
Females52,25350.249.742,40450.350.2+9,849
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years23,69222.819.719,53223.220.2+4,160
15 - 24 years14,96614.413.711,56413.714.1+3,402
25 - 54 years43,51941.843.034,55841.042.8+8,961
55 - 64 Years9,9329.511.48,2879.810.9+1,645
65 years and over11,99611.512.310,36012.312.0+1,636
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school10,2959.98.48,58910.28.7+1,706
Secondary school6,3346.15.55,3726.45.9+962
TAFE2,2992.22.21,6692.02.1+630
University2,4832.44.11,6812.03.7+802
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born32,68831.430.523,74228.227.1+8,946
Non-English speaking backgrounds6,2676.014.24,4475.311.9+1,820
Speaks another language and English well or very well26,42125.416.319,29522.915.2+7,126
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree7,0568.817.54,2206.514.4+2,836
Certificate level20,24425.219.514,61422.617.6+5,630
No qualification37,78647.043.332,41550.046.8+5,371
Household income--------------
Nil to $5996,74218.518.6--------
$600 to $1,2497,39820.321.0--------
$1,250 to $1,999 6,86818.817.9--------
$2,000 or more 10,35128.430.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned9,01623.828.78,15226.230.2+864
Purchasing16,15142.635.512,54540.435.1+3,606
Renting10,32427.328.17,82625.226.0+2,498
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house36,93287.178.129,74785.278.6+7,185
Medium house4,69311.116.04,60213.215.9+91
High density3670.93.71650.53.2+202

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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