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Recent arrivals - Household type

In Rockhampton, 60.5% of recent arrivals were in couples with children households.

Rockhampton's household and family structure is one of the most important demographic indicators. For recent arrivals only those family members who arrived in the 5 years prior to Census are counted. Other family members may have arrived at different times or been born in Australia.

It reveals the area's residential role and function for migrants and what type of households they are forming. Migrants may form mainly family households, or can be lone person or group households, particularly in student areas.

Derived from the Census question:

‘What is the person’s relationship (to each other person in the household)?’

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

Household type
Rockhampton - Recent arrivals2011
Households by typeNumber%Brisbane SD
Couple with children1,70660.553.9
Couple without children55619.722.2
One parent family1645.87.2
Other Family281.02.0
Group household2599.211.4
Lone person household1073.83.1
Other non-classifiable household00.00.0

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

Household type, 2011
Household type, 2011 Other non-classifiable household, Brisbane SD: 0.0% Lone person household, Brisbane SD: 3.1% Group household, Brisbane SD: 11.4% Other Family, Brisbane SD: 2.0% One parent family, Brisbane SD: 7.2% Couple without children, Brisbane SD: 22.2% Couple with children, Brisbane SD: 53.9% Other non-classifiable household, Rockhampton: 0.0% Lone person household, Rockhampton: 3.8% Group household, Rockhampton: 9.2% Other Family, Rockhampton: 1.0% One parent family, Rockhampton: 5.8% Couple without children, Rockhampton: 19.7% Couple with children, Rockhampton: 60.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types of recent arrivals in Rockhampton shows that there was a higher proportion of recent arrivals in couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion in one-parent families compared to Brisbane SD in 2011. Overall, 60.5% of recent arrivals were in couple families with child(ren) and 5.8% were in one-parent families, compared with 53.9% and 7.2% respectively for Brisbane SD.

There were a higher proportion of recent arrivals in lone person households and a lower proportion in couples without children. Overall, the proportion of recent arrivals in lone person households was 3.8% compared to 3.1% in Brisbane SD while the proportion in couples without children was 19.7% compared to 22.2% in Brisbane SD.