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Recent arrivals - Dwelling type

In Rockhampton, 32.3% of recent arrivals were in medium or high density dwellings.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Rockhampton's residential role and function. A greater concentration of higher density dwellings may attract young people and more residents born in particular countries where high density housing is more prevalent.

For recent arrivals, the type of dwelling can indicate the role and function of the area in providing housing to migrants. High density housing may provide affordable rental or home ownership opportunities to new migrants, while family units in Australia are more likely to seek out separate housing. However, this trend is changing as well, so viewing the change over time information for this topic can indicate where the growth is among migrants in the area.

Dwelling Type statistics should be viewed in conjunction with Household Size, Household Type, Housing Tenure and Age Structure for a more complete picture of the housing market for recent arrivals in Rockhampton.

Derived from the Census:

'Dwelling Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011, counted in dwellings

Dwelling structure
Rockhampton - Recent arrivals2011
Dwelling typeNumber%Brisbane SD
Separate house1,91866.464.9
Medium density88030.522.6
High density541.912.3
Caravans, cabin, houseboat371.30.1
Other00.00.0
Not stated00.00.0

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

Dwelling type
Rockhampton - Recent arrivals2011
Dwelling typeNumber%Brisbane SD
Occupied private dwellings2,88994.498.0
Non private dwellings1705.62.0

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

Dwelling structure, 2011
Dwelling structure, 2011 Other, Brisbane SD: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Brisbane SD: 0.1% High density, Brisbane SD: 12.3% Medium density, Brisbane SD: 22.6% Separate house, Brisbane SD: 64.9% Other, Rockhampton: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Rockhampton: 1.3% High density, Rockhampton: 1.9% Medium density, Rockhampton: 30.5% Separate house, Rockhampton: 66.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the types of dwellings for recent arrivals in Rockhampton in 2011 shows that 66.4% of recent arrivals were living in separate houses; 30.5% were medium density dwellings, and 1.9% were high density dwellings, compared with 64.9%, 22.6%, and 12.3% in the Brisbane SD respectively.

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