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.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
Market characteristics
City of Rockingham20162011Change
NameNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents125,114100.0100.0104,105100.0100.0+21,009
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years27,91422.319.323,69222.819.7+4,222
15 - 24 years16,72313.412.514,96614.413.7+1,757
25 - 54 years52,62042.142.843,51941.843.0+9,101
55 - 64 Years12,4119.911.49,9329.511.4+2,479
65 years and over15,42412.314.011,99611.512.3+3,428
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school12,46010.08.510,2959.98.4+2,165
Secondary school8,6486.96.36,3346.15.5+2,314
Total overseas born39,60131.732.232,68831.430.5+6,913
Speaks language other than English at home9,5937.717.56,0245.814.5+3,569
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all9510.82.56760.62.1+275
Bachelor or higher degree10,32910.620.57,0568.817.5+3,273
Advanced Diploma or Diploma8,6168.98.96,2017.78.1+2,415
Certificate level26,39627.220.420,24425.219.5+6,152
No qualification40,83042.038.937,78647.043.3+3,044
Household income--------------
Nill to $6496,81115.916.2--------
$650 to $1,49911,14426.026.0--------
$1,500 to $2,44910,15923.722.4--------
$2,500 or more 8,84120.623.6--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house45,15788.776.536,93287.178.1+8,225
Medium house5,0229.917.34,69311.116.0+329
High density3760.74.03670.93.7+9

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

City of Rockingham

economic profile