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Low income households - Dwelling type

In Rockhampton 19.6% of the low income households 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 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.

For low income households, dwelling types may reflect those types of housing which are more affordable, or are available as social housing. If low incomes are related to retirees, they may indicate the type of housing preferred by retirees, or those dwellings in which they have aged in place.

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

Derived from the Census:

'Dwelling Type is derived from an assessment by the Census Collector who observes and records the type of dwelling structure.'

Low income households in private dwellings

Dwelling structure
Rockhampton - Low income households20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%QueenslandNumber%Queensland2006 to 2011
Separate house6,66373.965.96,03974.566.6+624
Medium density1,68218.723.51,42517.623.4+257
High density840.95.9510.64.8+33
Caravans, cabin, houseboat5145.74.05166.44.3-2
Other680.80.6660.80.7+2
Not stated40.00.2140.20.1-10

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling structure, 2011
Dwelling structure, 2011 Other, Queensland: 0.6% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Queensland: 4.0% High density, Queensland: 5.9% Medium density, Queensland: 23.5% Separate house, Queensland: 65.9% Other, Rockhampton: 0.8% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Rockhampton: 5.7% High density, Rockhampton: 0.9% Medium density, Rockhampton: 18.7% Separate house, Rockhampton: 73.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011 Other, Rockhampton: +2 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Rockhampton: -2 High density, Rockhampton: +33 Medium density, Rockhampton: +257 Separate house, Rockhampton: +624
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the types of dwellings for low income households in Rockhampton in 2011 shows that 73.9% of low income households were in separate houses; 18.7% were medium density dwellings, and 0.9% were high density dwellings, compared with 65.9%, 23.5%, and 5.9% for Queensland respectively.

Emerging groups

The total number of low income households in Rockhampton increased by 904 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found for low income households in Rockhampton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+624 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+257 dwellings)
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