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In Rockhampton, 12.6% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 23% in Regional QLD.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Rockhampton's residential role and function. A greater concentration of higher density dwellings is likely to attract more young adults and smaller households, often renting. Larger, detached or separate dwellings are more likely to attract families and prospective families. The residential built form often reflects market opportunities or planning policy, such as building denser forms of housing around public transport nodes or employment centres.

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

Derived from the Census:

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

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Rockhampton - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2011 to 2016
Separate house
29,47084.673.027,67486.074.1+1,796
map this data in atlas.idMedium density4,19012.016.03,54011.015.4+650
map this data in atlas.idHigh density2010.66.82210.76.4-20
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
7562.23.25891.83.2+167
Other
520.10.21450.50.6-93
Not stated
1570.50.8140.00.2+143

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
Rockhampton20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings30,71987.987.929,09190.187.7+1,628
Unoccupied private dwellings4,09611.711.73,0969.611.9+1,000
Non private dwellings1200.30.41180.40.4+2

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling structure, 2016
Dwelling structure, 2016 Other, Regional QLD: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Regional QLD: 3.2% High density, Regional QLD: 6.8% Medium density, Regional QLD: 16.0% Separate house, Regional QLD: 73.0% Other, Rockhampton: 0.1% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Rockhampton: 2.2% High density, Rockhampton: 0.6% Medium density, Rockhampton: 12.0% Separate house, Rockhampton: 84.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016 Other, Rockhampton: -93 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Rockhampton: +167 High density, Rockhampton: -20 Medium density, Rockhampton: +650 Separate house, Rockhampton: +1,796
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 29,470 separate houses in the area, 4,190 medium density dwellings, and 201 high density dwellings. In addition, there were 756 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Rockhampton in 2016 shows that 84.6% of all dwellings were separate houses; 12.0% were medium density dwellings, and 0.6% were in high density dwellings, compared with 73.0%, 16.0%, and 6.8% in the Regional QLD respectively.

In 2016, a total of 87.9% of the dwellings in Rockhampton were occupied on Census night, compared to 87.9% in Regional QLD. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 11.7%, which is similar compared to that found in Regional QLD (11.7%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Rockhampton increased by 2,630 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Rockhampton between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Separate house (+1,796 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+650 dwellings)
  • Caravans, cabin, houseboat (+167 dwellings)
  • Other (-93 dwellings)
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