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Rockhampton Regional Council area

Market characteristics

Rockhampton Region has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Queensland.

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 Rockhampton Region's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

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

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
Rockhampton Regional Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents79,726100.0100.076,777100.0100.0+2,949
Males39,40249.449.437,93249.449.6+1,470
Females40,32150.650.638,84150.650.4+1,480
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years16,57620.819.416,36321.320.2+213
15 - 24 years10,95613.713.011,15114.513.6-195
25 - 54 years30,97438.940.530,40739.641.5+567
55 - 64 Years9,28511.611.88,33610.911.6+949
65 years and over11,93315.015.310,52813.713.1+1,405
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school7,0538.88.56,6368.68.8+417
Secondary school5,5857.06.34,8976.46.0+688
TAFE1,1961.51.61,3941.81.8-198
University2,7103.44.52,0642.74.0+646
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born7,4759.421.66,6858.720.5+790
Speaks language other than English at home4,5935.811.83,5294.69.7+1,064
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all8491.11.87981.01.4+51
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree7,49511.918.36,62211.015.9+873
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,8096.08.73,0885.17.5+721
Certificate level14,39522.821.312,02419.919.9+2,371
No qualification29,96247.440.930,77450.945.8-812
Household income--------------
Nill to $6495,90220.317.6--------
$650 to $1,4999,10431.330.4--------
$1,500 to $2,4496,27321.622.3--------
$2,500 or more 4,41615.219.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned8,44527.527.48,47629.128.4-31
Purchasing9,61431.331.49,07531.232.6+539
Renting9,78831.932.29,18531.532.0+603
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house29,47084.673.627,68686.075.7+1,784
Medium house4,19012.015.73,55111.015.2+639
High density2010.67.82250.76.5-24

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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